On paper, it seems preposterous. Impossible. How can someone 5-3 survive and thrive in a land populated by giants who reach 7-0 and beyond? But being small of stature doesn't automatically mean coming up short on talent, as Muggsy Bogues proved. And even a giant of the game such as Oscar Robertson only seems small when you look at the cold, hard tale of the measuring tape. And now, the incredible shrinking stars: the best players, inch by inch, at 6-5 on down. Follow the link on the last frame to see those over 6-6.
Runner-ups: Elgin Baylor, Pete Maravich, John Havlicek.
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