12-year-old says birthday was ‘whole lot better’ with surprise from Hornets icon Muggsy Bogues

CHARLOTTE — Former Charlotte Hornets icon Muggsy Bogues, who stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall, formed a special bond with 12-year-old Riley Elliot because she was cut from a basketball team for being too short.

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That friendship grew stronger even during quarantine.

In the video at the top of this page, her idol surprises her on a video chat to wish her a happy birthday.

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