Who is currently the shortest player in the NBA?


Quick Answer

As of August 2014, Nate Robinson of the Denver Nuggets and Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings are the NBA's shortest players, both measuring 5 feet 9 inches tall. The two players are connected in several ways, as both starred at the University of Washington and wore the #2 jersey.

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Full Answer

Earl Boykins, at 5 feet 5 inches, was the shortest player in the NBA from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He is the second-shortest NBA player of all time, behind Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues, who is 5 feet 3 inches tall. Perhaps the most famous short NBA player was Spud Webb, who won an NBA slam dunk contest in spite of being only 5 feet 7 inches tall.

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