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Mugsy Bogues Speaks on Defying Odds in the NBA, Importance of Being Yourself and Canada’s League-Wide Impact

Small as a Giant. If we told you that someone 5’3 would have a tremendous impact on the NBA, you’d think we were crazy. Our guest Mugsy Bogues probably heard that often growing up with dreams seemingly larger than him, but that perseverance and belief in himself is exactly what pushed him to becoming the only person of his size to reach the league.

While Sway in the Morning took over Toronto for NBA All Star weekend, the former Raptors point guard expresses exactly what kept him motivated to reach the pro level despite that criticism. Another player that dealt with a lot of criticism although for different reasons was fellow guard Allen Iverson but also had no problem believing in himself remaining confident and comfortable. A note that Sway points out as great advice to artists who pick up a mic, be yourself and let the rest take care of itself.

Enjoy the full interview with Mugsy Bogues below:


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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