Muggsy Bogues Net Worth
Muggsy Bogues is an American retired professional basketball player, who is known for being the shortest player to ever play for the NBA in the history of the league. He is known for playing point guard for four teams during his career. His short 5’3 frame helped him become known as one of the most well known basketball players of all time. The estimated net worth of Muggsy Bogues is $15 million.
Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues, was born on January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up in housing projects, called Lafayette Court. He was the youngest child of Richard and Elaine Bogues. He has two brothers, Richard and Anthony, and a sister, named, Sherron. He earned his nickname “Muggsy,” while growing up in the housing projects. This name was given to him by Dunbar superstar, Dwayne Woods, because he said that Bogues’ style of play reminded him of a mugging. His mother raised him by herself after his father went to prison. Bogues attended Dunbar High School in Baltimore, where he was coached by Bob Wade. He was teammates with future NBA players, Reggie Williams, David Wingate, and Reggie Lewis. During his time in high school, the Dunbar Poets finished 29-0 during his junior year and 31-0 during his senior year. He also ranked first in the nation by USA Today. While in school, he won 59 consecutive games. After he graduated from high school. Bogues attended Wake Forest University for four years, where he averaged 11.3 points, 8.4 assists, and 3.1 steals per game, in his junior year. While playing in his senior year, he averaged 14.8 points, 9.5 assists, and 2.4 steals per game. After college, he was the ACC career leader in steals and assists. He went on to play for the USA national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, and also won the gold medal.
Muggsy Bogues started his career in the NBA after being selected 12th in the first draft, by the Washington Bullets. However, it wasn’t his short stature that had fans in awe, but his skills in handling the basketball. He was known to maintain a legal dribble so close to the ground that his knuckles touched the floor, but his skills on the Bullets weren’t really shown and his playing time declined. When the NBA draft came again for expansion teams, Bogues was not shielded and he signed with the Charlotte Hornets and helped lead them to their first appearance in the 1992-93 NBA playoffs. He was sidelined during the 1995-96 season, but came back the next year, with a 4.34 turnover rate per game. However, even though he was popular with the Charlotte fans, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors during the 1997-98 season. After playing two seasons with the warriors, Muggsy Bogues went on to sign as a free agent with Toronto Raptors, leading them to their first playoff series. He was later traded to the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks, but he did not play a single game on wither team. After these trades, he retired with the rank at number 16 among all time assist leaders in the world.
Net Worth of Muggsy Bogues
Although Muggsy Bogues was recognized as a valuable player because of his skills handling a basketball, he was also a fan favorite because of his short stature. With his years in the NBA, he has earned the title as being a top player in the world. However, since retirement, Bogues has started a career in real estate as well as being a partner with Underwood Specialty Advertising doing promotional advertising work. The estimated net worth of Muggsy Bogues is $15 million, and he owes much of his success to his career in basketball as well as real estate and advertising. He can also pay tribute of his success to his career as a women’s basketball coach for the Charlotte Sting for the WNBA. Most recently he has also been able to add to his achievements, by being a Team Ambassador for the Charlotte Bobcats and also a radio announcer.
Muggsy Bogues has made his name by being a very well known basketball player and he has continued to be a major voice in the world of basketball. His contribution as a basketball coach for the WNBA is much appreciated. Muggsy Bogues will always be known as the 5’3 basketball player who made his name as being one of the greats, who played with other greats.