The average height of an NBA player in today's league is 6'7". While the NBA has always been known as a big league, highlighted by its numerous dominant seven-footers, the NBA has also featured some entertaining and talented players on the other end of the height spectrum. These shorter players came into the L with a clear disadvantage in their size, but were able to compensate with varying talents on the basketball court. Slater Martin was an elite defender for his size, and players like Earl Boykins and Nate Robinson have proven to be very explosive scorers despite vertically challenged.

In light of Nate's 29th birthday, we're taking a look at the NBA's little guys (5'10" and under) who came up big on the court. From Calvin Murphy to Muggsy Bogues, here are the 15 Greatest Short NBA Players of All Time.