Muggsy Bogues

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Muggsy Bogues is famous as a former basketball player from Baltimore. Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player ever to play in the NBA.

Early life

On January 9, 1965, Tyrone Curtis Muggsy Bogues was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. As of now, he is 57 years old. He was born to his father Richard Bogues and his mother Elaine Bogues. He also has siblings named Sherron, Anthony, and Chuckie. They were raised by his mother as his father went to prison. Later, his father passed away due to pneumonia, in August 1993. Also, his brother Chuckie struggled with the drugs. Additionally, he went to Dunbar High School. In his high school, he was trained under Bob Wade. Later, he attended Wake Forest University, North Carolina.

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Caption: Muggsy Bogues with his mother. Source: Instagram

Career

In his college, he recorded 11.3 points, 8.4 assists, and 3.1 steals per game on average in his junior year. Later on, he stood up as the ACC career leader in steals and assists. In the 1986 FIBA World Championship, he represented the USA national team. Eventually, his team won the gold medal at the tournament. For a quite, he played for the Rhode Island Gulls in the United States Basketball League (USBL).

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Caption: Muggsy Bogues during a match. Source: Instagram

Then, in the 1987 NBA draft, 12 overall, he was selected by the Washington Bullets. Moving on, he was also a part of a talent-laden. Similarly, he and Manute Bol were shown on three magazine covers together. On April 14, 1993, he blocked 39 shots in his professional career, like Patrick Ewing. Later on, he joined Charlotte Hornets after Washington Bullets. On June 22, 1998, Charlotte Hornets selected him in the expansion draft.

In the 1988-89 season, Charlotte Hornets competed against the Miami Heat. For 0 years, he played in association with the Charlotte, the Hornets, led by Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson. With 19,678 minutes played, 5,557 assists, 1,067 steals, 1,118 turnovers, and 13.5 assists, he was Hornets’ leader. in the 1997-98 season, Charlotte Hornets traded Bogues and Tony Delk to the Golden State Warriors.

More about career

Therefore, he played two seasons with the Golden State Warriors. Then, he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors. Hence, he ended his basketball career with the Raptors. However, he was treated by Toronto Raptors traded to the New York Knicks, and then to Dallas Mavericks. After retiring from the NBA, he tried his hand at the real estate business. Until August 3, 2005, he indulged. and, under his mentorship, Charlotte Sting built a 14-30 record.

Unfortunately, in January 2007, the team dissolved. Then, he served as a head coach of the United Faith Christian Academy. In 2011, he finally became the head coach. Previously, he worked as an assistant to former head coach Shaun Wiseman. Further, on March 18, 2014, he became the Charlotte Hornets’ Ambassador. Later, he founded a non-profitable organization located in Matthews, NC 28106.

Its motive was to help risky youth and families with education, food insecurity, and job training. Initially, he commenced Always Believe, Inc. in 2013 which worked to help at-risk youths to achieve their dreams. Previously, he assisted more than 1,000 youths in Charlotte. Later, he moved to expand his organization.  In 2019, he changed the name of his nonprofit to the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation. Moreover, he was hired by Charlotte Sting as the coach for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Acting career

He also started his acting career and was a part of the 1996 movie Space Jam. In the 2002 film Juwanna Mann, he also had a cameo appearance. Moving on, he appeared in the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm, sharing with Larry David and Richard Lewis.  In addition, he appeared in 1996, at the end of Eddie. As a host, he also had a cameo on an episode of Saturday Night Live with Charles Barkley.

Therefore, he was seen in an episode of Hang Time, where he spoke against steroids. Likewise, he was seen in “Rebound,” the first episode of season 7 of Royal Pains. In the episode, he attends a welcoming party hosted by Ms. “New Parts” Newberg. Furthermore, he gave an interview for the Baltimore Boys. Thus, it is an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary highlighting the Dunbar Poets high school basketball team. The estimated net worth of Muggsy Bogues is $14 million.

Personal life

Muggsy Bogues is a married man and was married to Kim Bogues. In 1995, they broke up and divorced, unfortunately. Later, Kim took custody of the children. Similarly, in 2015, they again got back together and remarried. Together they have children named Tyrine Bogues Jr, Britteny Bogues, and Tyisha Bogues.

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Caption: Muggsy Bogues with his family. Source: Instagram

Body measurement and Social media

Muggsy Bogues is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 62 kg. He is short compared to others and he has black hair color and dark brown pairs of eyes. He has his Instagram account named @therealmuggsy, with 237k followers. On his Facebook account, he has 573k followers. And, in his Twitter account, he has gained 38.2k followers.

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