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Muggsy Bogues is a retired basketball player from the US. Bogues is the shortest player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) history. His official playing position was the point guard.
Muggsy played for five teams in his entire career, but he is famous for his ten seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.
|Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues
|Date Of Birth
|January 9, 1965
|Elaine and Richard Bogues
|57 years old
|5 feet 3 inches
|Brittney, Tyrone Jr, Tyisha
|Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
Muggsy Bogues Early Life
On January 9, 1965, Muggsy Bogues was born to Elaine and Richard Bogues in Baltimore, Maryland. His real name is Tyrone Curtis Bogues, and he is now 57 years old. His birth sign is Capricorn.
He is the younger child of his parents, and his other 3 older siblings are two brothers (Richard, Anthony) and a sister (Sherron). Talking about his physique, he is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs over 61kg.
Unfortunately, when it came to his childhood, he experienced several tragic events; thus, it wasn’t a happy time.
When Muggsy was 12 years old, he saw his father get a 20-year sentence for armed robbery. Also, his elder brother Richard got into drugs at a young age.
In terms of early education, he attended Dunbar High School in Baltimore.
Muggsy Bogues Career
His career began at Dunbar High School, where he played junior basketball. After completing high school, Muggsy went on to play college basketball for 4 years at Wake Forest University.
When his collegiate career finished, he was top of the ACC careers list in steals and assists.
The Rhode Island Gulls picked him second overall in the 1987 United States Basketball League (USBL) draft.
He only had one season with the Rhode, averaging 22.2 points and 8.4 assists per game, and led the league in minutes per game. However, he later went through an ankle injury which ended his season.
In the 1987 NBA draft, Muggsy was selected twelfth overall by the Washington Bullets. On November 6, 1987, he debuted in NBA in a match against Atlanta Hawks, where he started and guided the team in assists.
The Charlotte Hornets selected him in 1988, where he spent 10 long seasons and became one of the iconic players of the team. Muggsy spent most of his time at the Hornets as a starter.
In 1999, he left the hornets as a legend and joined Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, during his time with the Warriors, he suffered hamstring and knee problems and chickenpox, due to which he missed some games.
Muggsy signed for the Toronto Raptors before the 1999–2000 season. It was the last team he played for, and he retired from basketball.
After his retirement, he managed multiple teams as a head coach, including Charlotte Sting (Women’s National Basketball Association, 2005–2006) and United Faith Christian Academy (Boys team, 2011–2014).
Muggsy Bogues’s Personal Life
Muggsy Bogues was married to Kim Bogues in 1989. He has a daughter, Brittney, and a son Tyrone Jr. with Kim. He also has another daughter Tyisha from his previous relationship. Muggsy was only 17 years old when she was born.
He also divorced Kim in 1997, but they reunited in 2015.
Muggsy Bogues’s Net Worth
His actual income is unavailable at this time. Nonetheless, other online sources have estimated his net worth to be approximately $14 million as 2022.
On the other hand, he was a great player in his prime, so he could currently earn nearly the stated amount.
Muggsy Bogues Social Media
Muggsy is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has 573K followers and 29 followings, and this account goes by his name on Facebook.
On Twitter, he has a handle @MuggsyBogues with 303 followings and 38.3K followers. Likewise, his Instagram handle is @therealmuggsy, and he has 1,268 posts, 237k followers, and 187 followings.
Follow him on all three platforms to learn about his life.