Muggsy Bogues Flying Across The World For Fan

Former NBA star Muggsy Bogues is heading Down Under.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

If you’ve followed the NBA at all over the past decade you would know of Muggsy Bogues. Despite standing just 5 ft 3 inches tall (1.60m), Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues carved out a career in the NBA for over a decade and became one of the league’s premier attractions. In what is a strange story, he’s heading all the way to Australia and it's just for a night.

Bogues will fly to Melbourne next month, specifically Melbourne’s eastern suburbs which are considered the heart of basketball in Australia, and speak to an audience in a one-off show that will focus on the trails and tribulations of his basketball career.

The 14-year NBA veteran was invited to talk in Melbourne by a basketball diehard, Ryan Sinclair, so that Bogues would be able to share the story of his unique career with in an effort to promote a budding sport.  

Sinclair told a local newspaper that his idea came about when he saw how popular basketball was becoming.

"It's something I've wanted to do for a while," the 30-year-old said.

I've been in contact with Muggsy for a while. He was able to squeeze in some time to come down.

"It is going to be a lot to cover, about his growing up and his high school career and college career and on to the NBA.

"He's prepared to go pretty in depth. There are quite a lot of highs and lows he went through in his life, let alone being 5' 3" in the NBA."

Muggsy: The Tyrone Bogues Storywill be hosted by basketball commentator Steve Carfino.

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