8 Smallest NBA Players In League History

Spud Webb

Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb, standing at 5 feet 6 inches, had a remarkable NBA career spanning from 1985 to 1996. He gained fame for his exceptional athleticism and won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1986.

Mel Hirsch

Mel Hirsch, another player standing at 5 feet 6 inches, had a brief stint in the NBA, playing for the Boston Celtics during the 1946-47 season. Despite appearing in only 13 games, his contribution to the Celtics during.

Calvin Murphy

Standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall, Calvin Murphy is renowned as the shortest player ever to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He played for the San Diego Rockets and later the Houston Rockets from 1970 to 1983.

Monte Towe

Monte Towe, standing at 5 feet 7 inches, was a pivotal figure in the original American Basketball Association (ABA). He played for the Denver Nuggets from 1975 to 1977, known for his quickness and skill despite his height.

Charlie Criss

Charlie Criss, at 5 feet 8 inches, defied expectations during his eight-season NBA career. He played for the Atlanta Hawks, San Diego Clippers, and Milwaukee Bucks, demonstrating versatility as a point guard. Criss averaged 8.5 points.

Willie Somerset

Willie Somerset, standing at 5 feet 8 inches, had a brief but notable NBA career with the Baltimore Bullets. Although his stint in the league was limited to just eight games, Somerset's inclusion on the list of shortest NBA.

Greg Grant

Greg Grant, standing at 5 feet 7 inches, carved out a nine-year career in the NBA during the 1990s. Despite his stature, Grant played for six different teams, showcasing his perseverance and skill in a league dominated by taller players. 

Dino Martin

Dino Martin, at 5 feet 8 inches tall, played two seasons for the Providence Steamrollers in the Basketball Association of America (BAA). Although his professional playing career was relatively brief, Martin transitioned.