Hornets’ legend Muggsy Bogues gets candid in new autobiography

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — He may have been the shortest player in NBA history at just 5′3″, but former Charlotte Hornets point guard Muggsy Bogues reigned tall over the Queen City during his 10 seasons with the team and still remains one of the all-time faces of the franchise.

“Everyone always can try to put certain stigmas and limitations on what you could and what you shouldn’t be,” he said. “And which it all comes down to is, you are totally in control.”

Now, fans can learn more about his life and career in his memoir, “Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball.”

Described as “candid and insightful,” the book contains reflections on his legendary battles with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, and other generational stars of ‘80s and ‘90s hoops.

Bogues also shares stories on Hornets playoff runs, filming “Space Jam” and even watching a young Steph Curry grow up. In fact, Curry and former Hornet Alonzo Mourning wrote the book’s forewords.

The book is set to be released in April.

In 2018, Bogues was named to the Hornets 30th anniversary team. The former NBA star currently lives in Charlotte and is involved with youth and Jr. NBA basketball camps and clinics.

“Always going to give that advice, and especially when a kid is trying to, you know, pursue his craft and trying to reach it to his highest potential,” he told Channel 9 anchor Erica Bryant.

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