The 25 Shortest NBA Players in League History

Isaiah Thomas knows he has game | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Isaiah Thomas knows he has game | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

If there is one common stereotype of NBA players, it’s that they have to be tall to have success. While that’s true, by and large, there are exceptions to the rule. There are a handful of short players that have great seasons and great careers, totaling big points and assist totals and many of them playing over 10 years in the league. Here are 25 NBA players that were all under six-feet tall.

25. Shane Larkin – 5-foot-11

Shane Larkin #0 of the Brooklyn Nets heads for the net as Derrick Williams #23 of the New York Knicks tries to block him

Shane Larkin #0 of the Brooklyn Nets heads for the net | Elsa/Getty Images

Shane Larkin, who comes in just slightly below six-feet tall, was originally drafted No. 18 overall by the Atlanta Hawks in 2013. He was moved to the Dallas Mavericks, and played for three different teams in each of the first three years of his career. Now 24 years old, Larkin has yet to play for any team in the NBA this year. He has averages of 5.8 points and 3.2 assists per game on 43.0% shooting from the field in 202 games.

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