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#54 Muggsy Bogues Talks Guarding Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, Helping Steph Curry, Power of Belief Allison Interviews

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In the latest installment of the Allison Interviews Podcast, journalist and host Allison Kugel talks with NBA legend Muggsy Bogues. With his unique ball handling skills and 44-inch vertical, while he never dunked in an NBA game, Muggsy could dunk a ball. After initially playing for the then Washington Bullets, the expansion draft that occurred when the NBA added teams for the 1988-89 season put Bogues where he belonged, with the Charlotte Hornets.

He quickly became a fan favorite in Charlotte, North Carolina, especially with younger fans. He raised his points-per game average to ten in the 1992-93 season and helped lead the Hornets to their first ever appearance in the NBA playoffs. They made the playoffs again in 1995. In 1997 Muggsy Bogues led with an assist per turnover ratio of 4.34. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors early in the 1997-98 season, but not before becoming the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leader in both steals and assists, which he still holds today.

Muggsy Bogues’ storied career with the NBA lasted fourteen years, and to this day, he remains the shortest player to ever make it into the NBA. In 2014, Bogues was named as the Hornets Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor, a position he still serves today.
Muggsy Bogues currently travels around the U.S. doing speaking engagements, and he and his daughter Brittney Bogues run the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation. The Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation works to empower underserved youth and families to improve their quality of life through food security, access to education, and workforce development. The Foundation envisions equitable, thriving communities where everyone has a shot at a better life.
Visit https://boguesfoundation.org/ and https://www.muggsybogues.com/ and follow on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/therealmuggsy.

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Catch up with ALLISON INTERVIEWS Host, Allison Kugel:
Follow on Instagram - @theallisonkugel
Allison Interviews Blog - allisoninterviews.com
Allison’s Memoir, Journaling Fame: A memoir of a life unhinged and on the record 


In the latest installment of the Allison Interviews Podcast, journalist and host Allison Kugel talks with NBA legend Muggsy Bogues. With his unique ball handling skills and 44-inch vertical, while he never dunked in an NBA game, Muggsy could dunk a ball. After initially playing for the then Washington Bullets, the expansion draft that occurred when the NBA added teams for the 1988-89 season put Bogues where he belonged, with the Charlotte Hornets.

He quickly became a fan favorite in Charlotte, North Carolina, especially with younger fans. He raised his points-per game average to ten in the 1992-93 season and helped lead the Hornets to their first ever appearance in the NBA playoffs. They made the playoffs again in 1995. In 1997 Muggsy Bogues led with an assist per turnover ratio of 4.34. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors early in the 1997-98 season, but not before becoming the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leader in both steals and assists, which he still holds today.

Muggsy Bogues’ storied career with the NBA lasted fourteen years, and to this day, he remains the shortest player to ever make it into the NBA. In 2014, Bogues was named as the Hornets Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor, a position he still serves today.
Muggsy Bogues currently travels around the U.S. doing speaking engagements, and he and his daughter Brittney Bogues run the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation. The Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation works to empower underserved youth and families to improve their quality of life through food security, access to education, and workforce development. The Foundation envisions equitable, thriving communities where everyone has a shot at a better life.
Visit https://boguesfoundation.org/ and https://www.muggsybogues.com/ and follow on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/therealmuggsy.

Subscribe to the audio podcast of Allison Interviews on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and subscribe to the video podcast on YouTube. :-)
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