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Top 10 shortest NBA player

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The 5 feet 6 inch, Mel Hirsch is perhaps the first guy who made his name in NBA despite being considered as one of the shortest NBA player. One of his notable achievement is to play for Boston Celtics.

What is it with short people in the NBA today? Even the average point guard is 6 feet tall while the shooting guards and small forwards stand high up at nearly 6 feet 6 inches.

But there were players who had to make do with their physical inferiority. Instead, they depended upon their aptitude in the game, which one may label as more pivotal than just physical significance.

Also read: Shortest NBA Players ever

Players such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Kobe Bryant have always caught the glee of our eyes for their immense potency on the court whereas certain players on the opposite end of the spectrum leave us in awe with their ability to compete on a court filled of giants.

This article takes a look at the top 10 shortest NBA player of all time, with several of them playing the position of point guard.

Note: the article categorises a “Top 10” depending on the player’s popularity and quality, and not a descending countdown of the players in terms of height. The factors taken into account in the article in order to be listed were a height of at most 6 feet and below, year and position drafted, teams played for, statistics and popularity.

10. Isaiah Thomas, 5’ 9”

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#10, at Sportskeeda’s list for top 10 shortest NBA player is Isaiah Thomas.

Admittedly, it might be too early to add Thomas to this list, but taking into account his potential and his contribution at a lackluster Sacramento team, he definitely earns the right.

Sacramento has not seen any glory days in the several years the Maloofs ran it, but one of the sparks in that reign was finding Thomas as the pearl amongst the sands. Drafted as the last pick in 2011, he is now an All-Second Team Rookie and the pioneering force in the shambles of a team assembled in California’s capital.

A definite highlight of his career was the game he took over in the 4th quarter against New Orleans in March, 2012 to announce his eminency in the league.


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Published 06 Sep 2013, 20:21 IST
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