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Muggsy Bogues: A 5-foot-3-inch man in a league of NBA giants

Updated 1723 GMT (0123 HKT) January 19, 2016
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At 5 feet 3 inches tall, Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues is the smallest player in NBA history. Here, 6-feet-7-inch forward Rafael Addison stoops to Muggsy's level during a game against the Dallas Mavericks in Texas in 1997. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Bogues fights in vain to block the shot of Derek Anderson, during the Toronto Raptors' 95-94 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in 2000. Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Bogues stands alongside Charlotte Hornets coach Dave Cowens during a win over the Washington Bullets -- his first NBA team. Bogues was the No. 12 overall pick in the first round of the 1987 draft. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Bogues in action for the Hornets against LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson during the 1990-91 NBA season. Ken Levine/Getty Images North America/Getty Images/file
"Down here!" Bogues tries in vain to oppose guard Brian Shaw of the Orlando Magic. TONY RANZE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Bogues showcases his extraordinary vertical reach during a Hornets game against the Chicago Bulls in 1994. He defied his small stature and was able to jump 44 inches, among the highest figures in NBA history. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
David meets Goliath: Muggsy holds the ball during an exhibition game between the "USA Legends of Basketball" and a Germany/Luxemburg All Star team in 2009. Bogues was greeted with incredulity wherever he went. Today, he's remembered as a legend. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images