Did the NBA’s Shortest Player Muggsy Bogues Dunk?
NBA height standards for players are as high as 6.7″.
On the average, it takes 24″ jump to the rim and 30″ to hop a full-sized basketball.
Standing out as a Short player of NBA, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues is only 5 ft. 3 inches tall.
Miracles happen every day, but could Muggsy Bogues dunk? Or he has already aced the dunking game?
Stories are out there Muggsy Bogues dunked, and it was a 44″ vertical jump.
Reportedly he dunked during a warm-up session on December 4th 1990, but unfortunately, nobody recorded that historic jump.
Muggsy Bogues has confessed that He knows how to dunk in various events.
In numerous interviews, he claimed that he can dunk, but it was a bit difficult to believe for his fans.
In a recent interview, he claimed, “I’ve never dunked in an NBA game… but I can dunk a basketball no problem” to Coach Mag.
His brilliance in basketball is inevitable.
Not to forget that Bogues was chosen 12th in the first round during the NBA draft by Washington Bullets.
Chuck Swirsky interviewed Bogues and asked him that “Honestly, can he actually dunk?”.
Replying in his typical style, he once tipped in college and dunked in high school.
The 1982–1983 Paul Laurence Dunbar High School basketball team included Reggie Lewis (#31), Reggie Williams (center rear), and Tyrone Bogues (#14), all of whom had impressive college and NBA careers. Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun.
He optimistically said that he has got a hop to his game as he can still touch the rim.
His interview with Chuck Swirsky gives his fans a good reason to believe his claim of dunking.
After 1990 was the high tide of his career. Hence… Muggsy Bogues could dunk
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Muggsy's No Dunking Career in NBA... Why?
This is the very next question, we all want answer of.
However, it’s easy to understand that dunking, along with the actual game, waste ample of energy and completely unnecessary.
Muggsy played to his points of interest in being a short-heightened person on the court.
He earned his notoriety for being a defensive hazard, a fast and agile pest in a field of mammoths.
He turned into a symbol in the Michael Jordan period and showed up in the fan-most loved 1996 film, Space Jam.
Later, The title of “Shortest NBA player to dunk” was awarded Spud Webb because.
Muggsy Bogues never get into the dunk in-game. Estimating only 5-foot-7-inches, Spud Webb dunked in games, however, even won the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
He vanquished Dominique Wilkins in the last round with two immaculate 50-point scores – an accomplishment not many different players have achieved.
Muggsy Bogues established himself as an NBA legend, however not for his dunking.
Let’s see that the NBA will get fortunate with another short point guard like Mugsy Bogues ever or not!
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