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FutureStarrThe Mugsy Bogues:
Mugsy Bogues, also known as Grady Bogues, was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is among the few players to hold the NBAs all-time career scoring record.
Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues (born January 9, 1965) is an American former basketball player. The shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14-season career in the NBA. Although best known for his ten seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, he also played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors. Bogues finished in the top seven in assists in six consecutive seasons (1989–1995), and in the top ten in steals in three of those seasons. He had 146 career NBA double-doubles. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Mugs is quite a character. He began playing basketball in high school and received scout attention from basketball powerhouses like Indiana and North Carolina State. Mugs was then drafted to the Detroit Pistons in the 1989 NBA Draft. He was selected as the forty-ninth-overall pick.
Muggsy Bogues is often seen using the statement, heart over height. In fact, he is the shortest person ever to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). (Source: playersbio.com)
Tall and lanky, with wispy brown hair, a huge Afro and gnarled hands, Muggsy Bogues was an early and untapped talent in a pack of New York’s glittering point-producing guards. And then he became a giant, spitting, talking nightmare for many Hall-of-Fame-bound point guards to come down the pike.
Muggsy Bogues was selected for the Hall of Fame Class 2020 for the fourth consecutive year. However, he could not make it this time. (Source: playersbio.com)
In 1997, an short and stocky player (at 5 foot 7, 138 pounds) with a bald head, crooked teeth, a midwestern accent, and a brilliant smile burst into the NBA like a swarm of hornets. He went by "Mugsy Bogues," a nod to his street name, which came from his basketball abilities. Bogues was a prolific shooter.
Charlotte Hornets traded Bogues and Tony Delk to the Golden State Warriors after six games of the 1997-98 season. The trade was made in exchange for B. J. Armstrong. (Source: playersbio.com)