NBA Basketball Pick: Muggsy Bogues
The NBA is an ever-changing
subject of many conversations. People are constantly comparing players while debating
who has more skill. The masses also want information regarding any top NBA basketball pick. Even though there seems to be all different types of
debate, one fact rings true - Muggsy Bogues was an underdog who delivered.
The NBA has had
many great players throughout the ages. But one that really stands out is point
guard Muggsy Bogues. He had incredible skill, but was an underdog because of his
height. He is only 5'3", which is the shortest height ever to play in the NBA. Just
because he was short, doesn't mean that he wasn't just as good as the other players
who are giants. Muggsy could slam dunk just like the rest of them.
Muggsy said, "I always believed in myself. That's the type of attitude I always took
out on the floor - knowing that I belonged, that with my talents, my abilities, there's
a place for me out there." His height didn't hinder him. If anything, his height,
or lack thereof, encouraged and motivated him.
Muggsy was born Tyrone Curtis Bogues on January 9th,
1965 in Baltimore. During his 14 season career with the NBA, he played for different
teams, including the Washington Bullets (1987-1988),
Charlotte Hornets (1988-1997), Golden State Warriors (1997-1999), and Toronto Raptors
(1999-2001). Along side his NBA career, he went on to the filming industry. He had
a role in Space Jam, Eddie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Hang Time.
After his NBA career
he went into the real estate business, but just couldn't find the same happiness
that he had while playing ball. Muggsy states that he has always thought about coaching
basketball, and so he did. He was the head coach of the Charlotte Sting from 2005