This week's Vincent Award goes to Muggsy Bogues. Muggsy is the shortest person ever to play in the NBA...standing at 5 ft 3 inches tall. The full story is covered over by NPR in their series called "My Big Break". As a kid Muggsy had to go the extra mile and be really creative in order to take his game to the next level:
"We tied the milk crates on each end of the fence and we had our own milk crate basketball pickup game and it was a good time cause we could jump off the fence and dunk the basketball," he says. "You had to be creative in order to play and I wanted to play."
Muggsy went on to become a star player on the Dunbar High School basketball team, played for Wake Forest University and was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1987 NBA draft.
Everyone needs to pay attention to accomplishments like this. Muggsy shattered the perception that you had to be tall to even be considered for the NBA. How many times a day are you told you can't do something because (insert excuse here)? Don't listen, Muggsy didn't...
Check out the original story as well as the audio over at NPR.