Shortest Players in The NBA 2022: Who is The Shortest?

Shortest players in the NBA: When we talk about the NBA we always imagine athletes who can reach more than two meters in height, but there are others who are not so tall.

The NBA for the most part is full of great athletes or athletes who can measure almost two meters in height and much more. But there are also times when we find NBA players that height is not their strong point.

In a sport in which tall players, two meters or more, predominate, it is perhaps a bit strange to see a player who reaches less than 1.70 cm. In this opportunity, we will talk about the shortest players in the NBA, their journey, achievement, and much more.

The 6 Shortest players in the NBA History

These are the shortest basketball players who have played in the best competition in the world (basketball). You will be surprised to know the great record they accumulated despite not having those extra centimeters that are so important in a sport like this.

1. Tyrone Bogues: 1.60 m (the shortest player in the NBA)

This player takes first place among the shortest. And we are talking about the shortest player in the entire history of the NBA who was 1.60 cm tall, something quite short for this sport. Even so, with his short stature, Tyrone came to play 14 seasons during his NBA career, averaging 7.7 points, 7.7 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and a total of 889 games played.

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He really was a very good player in the best basketball in the world, despite not having the height that perhaps many believed appropriate to play this sport. During the NBA season, specifically in the 1993-1994 year with the Hornets team, he was able to average 10.8 points, 10.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 4.1 rebounds.

All this during that year. It is worth mentioning that only 28 players in all of history have been able to complete a season above 10 assists per game.

He is a very small player, but during the years in which he was in the NBA, he played great games, capturing everyone’s attention. Tyrone Bogues made others see that to be a good NBA player, his height was not at all limiting.

2. Earl Boykins: 1.65 m

This player in Spain was well known by the nickname of Lentejita Boykins and well deserved that he had this nickname since he is the second among the shortest in the entire history of the NBA.

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He came to play a total of 13 seasons during his stay in the NBA, taking action on the court 652 times, achieving an average of 8.9 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.3 rebounds for each of the games played. In the year 2007, he was able to accomplish the feat of averaging 4.4 assists and 14.6 points per game.

3. Spud Webb: 1.68 m

Spud also had a good run during his career for the best basketball in the world, in which he was active for 12 seasons. In all, he averaged 9.9 points, 5.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 814 games played. Spud Webb, despite not having the great stature that we’re mostly used to seeing in the NBA, his run was pretty good and he played a pivotal role in the late ’80s with the Hawks.

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He also had a good performance in the Kings team, in which, during the year 1992, he had an average of 16 points, 1.6 steals, 2.9 rebounds, and 7.1 assists for each of the games. They are really quite good numbers and they definitely gave him a place in NBA history, not only because of his height but because of other achievements such as winning a slam dunk contest. 

In this contest, he was able to surpass a teammate at that time, who was Dominique Wilkins, something really impressive since according to his physical and athletic conditions, he could jump 1.31 meters. The hoop has a height of 3.05 cm, this means that he had to jump almost twice his own height to achieve a mate.

4. Greg Grant: 1.70 m 

Although Greg didn’t perform as high or in numbers as the above athletes, he is listed here due to his short stature as an NBA player. He had action in 274 games, for a total of 6 seasons.

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Greg Grant, one of the shortest players in the competition

Throughout this process, Greg Grant was able to achieve the following percentages, 2.7 assists, 0.9 rebounds, and 2.8 points. He was not a player with many years of activity, but despite his size, he was able to achieve fairly regular figures in the NBA, something that was not easy at all.

5. Keith Jennings: 1.70 m

Jennings was a professional basketball player of American nationality, not only did he play in the NBA, a career that only lasted three seasons, but he also played in the ACB league for a while longer.

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In the NBA, he played only with the Golden State Warriors team where he played numerous games and got the following numbers. He played 164 games, in which he averaged 6.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.5 rebounds

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He was a player who not only stood out among the others for his short stature (being one of the shortest in history) but also for the appreciation that many had for him during his brief career. Today he has excelled as a basketball coach in the United States

6. Red Klotz: 1.70 m

This player was one of those who had a fairly short career in the NBA and something that characterized him from the others was not precisely his short stature, but rather the fact that in the only season he played he was champion. It was with the Baltimore Bullets team that he achieved this feat, thus being the shortest player to win an NBA title to date.

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In his NBA season, he played 11 games, in which he obtained the following averages, 0.6 rebounds, and 1.4 points. Despite not being great numbers, he was able to achieve a championship, by getting involved with the Baltimore Bullets, and being signed by the team in the middle of an already advanced championship.

He achieved this championship in 1948 and after this, Herm dedicated himself to being the coach of the Washington Generals for more than 50 years.

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