The 15 Greatest Short NBA Players of All Time

12. Ralph Beard

Listed height: 5'10"
Years: 1949-51
Team(s): Indianapolis Olympians
Career statistics: 126 G, 15.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.4 APG

Ralph Beard might have only two seasons under his belt in the NBA, but he was a solid player. Beard was a one-time All-Star and second leading scorer on the Western Division champion Indianapolis Olympians back in the 1949-50 season. Unfortunately for Beard and his teammate Alex Groza, they were banned from the NBA for life by then-commissioner Maurice Podoloff after they admitted to point shaving during their college tenures.

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