In many people’s impressions, basketball is a giant sport. If you want to engage in this sport, you must be at least taller than others. This is especially true if you want to enter the NBA, but there is nothing absolute. In the history of the NBA, there are many players under 1 meter 85. Not only have they broken this law, they have survived in this league, and they have also become the stars of the league.
10, Bob Cousy-1 meter 85
In that era when everything seemed quite normal, Ku Xi is the first star to make ball possession and passing more ornamental and artistic. His gorgeous ball handling and incredible passing have attracted the respect of a large number of young people, making everyone understand that basketball can still be played like this.
Furthermore, Cousy is not a player who blindly pursues gorgeousness. As the Celtics that dominated the league for many years and swept all opponents, Cousy is not only the brain and finger regulation on the court, The team’s offense is sorted out in an orderly manner, and individual scores have been in the top ten of the scoring list throughout the year, helping the Celtics to create an eight-game winning dynasty with no one before, and possibly no one to follow.
9, IraqSaiyan Thomas-1m 85
Height Thomas, who was only 1.85 meters tall, was one of the most outstanding point guards in the league at the time. He was selected to the All-NBA team three times in his career, won the championship two times, and was the MVP of the Finals. He is a member of the Hall of Fame and the top 50 in NBA history. One of the superstars.
nicknameThomas of the "Smiling Assassin", under his smile, is cold-blooded and deadly. As the leader of the Bad Boys Army, he is also the sharpest and deadliest sharp knife in the team. He has played several tough matches with injuries to save the team. In the water and fire. He is one of the best and most characterful players in the 90s.
8. Kyle Lowry-1 meter 83
Height is only 1.83 meters, Lowry, who entered the league with the 24th pick in the first round of 2006, is already one of the representatives of the league’s inspirational players, and his career begins. , Whether in the Grizzlies or the Rockets early stage, Lowry has never been able to get too many playing opportunities, although Lowry relied on his own efforts to become the Rockets’ starting point guard and played the best performance in the early stages of his career. Escape the fate of being traded by the Rockets.
However, after moving to the Raptors, Lowry has completely completed the transformation. Not only has he become one of the core of the Raptors, he has also been selected to the All-Star 5 times, and is even considered He is the best point guard in the East, and in the finals of last season, as the best helper around Leonard, he successfully helped the team get the first championship ring in team history.
7 Chris Paul-1m 83
As the league’s first guard, he is only tall The 1.83 meter Paul is definitely one of the best players on this list. Since the beginning of his rookie season, Paul has been one of the best point guards in the league, and Paul, who has been in the league for 14 seasons, is still the top point guard in the league.Now Paul has not won the MVP or championship, but 6 best team, 7 best defensive team, 4 assists, 6 steals, enough to make Paul the best point guard in history. one.
6, Allen Iverson-1m 83
Nicknamed "The Answer", Iverson is one of the best guards in the league and the shortest champion in league history. In his 14-year career, he averaged 26.7 points, 6.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Become the league's leading scoring 4 times, 3 steals, 7 best team, 1 regular season MVP.
If you want to name a player who is the most difficult to be defended at the peak of his career, Iverson is definitely the most easily remembered one among the many choices. The speed is like a butterfly. Flower-like dribble footsteps, precise shooting, never admit defeat and fearless heart. This is Allen Iverson, a member of the Hall of Fame who is only 1.83 meters tall.
5, Michael Adams-1 meter 78
Maybe many senior fans have never heard of his name. As a point guard with a height of only 1.78 meters, in 1985 In the third round of the year, he was selected by the Kings with the 19th overall pick. In the following three years, he roamed with three teams. After joining the Nuggets, Dougmore, the craziest coach in history, had a whim to give Adams a starting point guard position.
In that season, Adams gave the head coach aIn the "Short Legend" season, he averaged 26.5 points, 10.5 assists, and 2.2 steals per game. Adams was extremely good at three-point shooting and made 949 three-pointers in his career. Although Adams' peak time was very short, The speed of the fall is also very fast, but he was selected for an All-Star in his career and scored 54 points in a single game. It is still worth remembering his glory.
4. Kelvin Murphy-1 meter 78
As a Rockets star, Murphy has been in the Rockets for all 17 seasons of his career The team spent time. With a height of 1.78 meters on the field, Murphy, who is a shooting guard, can contribute 17.9 points per game in his career. In his peak season, he can even contribute 25.6 points.
Although Murphy In his career, Murphy was selected to the All-Star only once, but when he retired, Murphy not only left a lot of records in the history of the Rockets, but also was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993 and ranked first in the Hall of Fame in terms of points per game. 15. This achievement is enough to prove Murphy's greatness among short players.
3, Thomas, 1m 75
Little Thomas, known as the "175 strongest on the surface", can contribute 28.9 per game during his peak period So far, including his rookie season and the past two seasons plagued by injuries, Thomas’s scoring average has exceeded 18 points per game.
Thomas, who has the title of king of the last quarter , Became the last player selected in the 2011 draft, but his heightThe draft pick did not stop this player with the same name as the NBA superstar Smiling Assassin. His efforts and reluctance to admit defeat are obvious to all in the league, especially during the Celtics, when Thomas Jr. was the shortest core in the league. The player, who has saved the team several times from fire and water, led the Celtics to the top of the league in the Eastern Conference. Regardless of the performance of Thomas, he is still the most inspirational and respectable player in the league.
2, El Boykins-165
As the second shortest in league history Players, Boykins relied on lightning speed, outstanding strength and flexibility, played in this league for 13 seasons, especially during the Nuggets’ period, he can contribute more than 10 points per game for four consecutive seasons. In scoring, he became one of the best scoring substitutes in the league at that time.
Especially in the 2005 SuperSonics and Nuggets game, Boykins scored 15 points in overtime, creating It was the league’s single-quarter scoring record in overtime at that time. It was not until later that Arenas, who was already known as the league’s superstar, broke this record. In addition, Boykins, who has a big heart, is still in the game. Score at the critical moment, save the team,Become a favorite object of fans and teammates.
1, Boggs-1m 60
Boggs, who is only 1.60 meters tall and nicknamed "The Bandit", is the shortest player in NBA history. He uses himself as an example to tell everyone in the world that basketball does not Is notIt's all a giant's sport. Those young people who are not tall enough, as long as they work hard, have the opportunity to enter the NBA, the holy land of basketball in the world.
At his peak, Boggs averaged more than 7.5 assists per game for 7 consecutive seasons, scored in double figures for 3 consecutive seasons, and averaged more than 1.7 steals per game for 5 consecutive seasons, especially In the 93-94 season, Boggs could contribute a double-double of 10 points + 10 assists per game. The combination of him and Mourning that year was one of the best inside and outside combinations in the history of the Hornets.