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Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues Biography

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American basketball player

Finding his niche and filling it remarkably well is what made point guard Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues a dominant player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A superior athlete, he left his mark in the NBA, ranking among the top 20 players in career assists. He was easily recognizable on the court because he stood more than two feet shorter than other players. Because his hands were too small to palm a basketball he could never dunk the ball, but he was able to jump more than 44 inches into the air. During his career he was also known for his spirit and showmanship, traits that contributed to his ultimate success. Largely because of his outstanding leadership qualities he became one of finest point guards to play the game. "The ball's on the floor more than it's in the air. And down there is Muggsyland. That's where I rule. Put the ball on the floor, and you gotta watch out for the little fella," he wrote in his autobiography.

Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues


Bogues, Tyrone "Muggsy," In the Land of Giants: My Life in Basketball, Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Co., 1994.

Sketch by G. Cooksey

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