7. Tyrone Bogues
‘Muggsy’ is the shortest NBA player ever. At just 5’3″ tall, it’s a miracle that he even made it into the league. He is short by normal people’s standards, not just basketballers. Despite this, Bogues was still a very effective player and plied his trade in the NBA for 14 seasons.
He spent 10 of those with the Charlotte Hornets where he became a cult hero. Bogues was especially effective at stealing the ball from his opponents. It’s hard to imagine anybody breaking his record in the modern basketball era with teams favoring prime physical specimens like Zion Williamson and Ja Morant.