Countless youngsters around the world dream of playing professional basketball. But a large chunk of those are essentially disqualified from achieving that goal because of their height. According to our NBA Players database, there’s been just over 100 people under six-feet tall who have progressed to the NBA since its inaugural season in 1946-47.

This article discusses short players participating in the widely popular NBA dunk contest. In recent years, the contest has consisted of some of the tallest most athletic players that the NBA has had to offer. But every once in a while a short guy comes to steal the show. the article compares the success rate and likeliness of short players winning the dunk contest vs tall players.

Point guard is the one position where players seem to have success without a distinct height advantage. Some of the greatest point guards to ever play the game were 6’2″ or shorter. John Stockton is 6’1″, Allen Iverson is 6’0″ and the consensus best point guard in the league today , Chris Paul is only 6’0″ as well. With that said, the NBA draft is all about upside. Players with superior size and athleticism are often valued higher than smaller players with more polish.

We’ve all been there. The shortest guy on the court. Or at least too short to snatch rebounds from the sequoias vacuuming up all the boards. But hoops isn’t really just a game of the immense. At 5’9”, Nate Robinson has the game to dictate play, night in and night out. And he’s won two slam dunk contests, including jumping over 6’10” Dwight Howard as “KryptoNate” in 2009. In the tradition of Spud Webb and Muggsy Bogues, Nate’s proof that there are advantages to being short on the court. This article talks about the many advantages of being short in basketball.

The following 10 basketball players are extraordinarily short by NBA standards, yet they refused to give up on their dreams. Even in the face of a significant disadvantage, they all went on to play professionally – and a few of them also became coaches after their playing days were over. These 10 stories are sure to motivate, energize and encourage us all to push the limits of what’s possible. Read on to find out about the 10 shortest players in NBA history.


NBA short players doing big things.

This video shows a simulation exhibition game between the NBA’s tallest players ever and the NBA’s shortest players ever. The tall team consist of Gheorge Muresan, Yao ming, Shawn bradley, Mark Eaton, Randy Breuer, and Dikembe Mutombo(all over 7’0). While the short team consist short superstars by the name of Muggsy Bogues, Spud Webb, Isaiah Thomas, Nate Robinson, and Avery Johnson ( all Under 5’10). The game was played to see who would actually win in real life and i think the short players who were obviously the undersized underdogs surprised people when they wee only down by 2 at half time.

Typically don’t hear of Short players doing what the big guys do. Most people 6ft and under probably will never be able to grab the rim in their lifetime. This video is a testament to these short player defying all odds with their athleticism and height showing the taller guys they can ball too.

Height Doesn’t Matter To Excel In Basketball, say NBA stars

This article takes the opinions of a couple of NBA stars on the subject of height playing a role in how effective of a basketball player you can be. Most would say that the NBA is full of players over 6’2 and most of its stars are either or above that height. So it only makes sense to suggest that the standard height to be an effective NBA player is to be extremely tall. But NBA stars, Peja Stojacovic and Horace Grant both near seven-foot tall, both dismissed the notion that short players cant excel in basketball and emphasized that what matters is the passion for the game and willingness to learn.

NBA’s shortest stars and stars to be.

We all know that the NBA is filled with some of the tallest most athletic human beings on this earth. These athletes defy the laws of physics on a daily basis which might cause anyone who isn’t their ideal size and athleticism to count their selves out before they get a chance except for a few, Players like Allen Iverson, Isaiah Thomas, Chris Paul, and Muggsy Bogues defy those odds on a daily basis. These are the NBA’s shortest stars and they have proved themselves time and time again that they belong in the National Basketball Association. This blog highlights those players and more to come!