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Little Man on the Big Screen: Muggsy Bogues to have movie made about his life

The "full-length biopic" to tell story of the 5'3" Charlotte Hornets legend.

Jay Menez

Muggsy Bogues has had many honors throughout his life, before, during and after his time with the Charlotte Hornets. Wednesday, another new honor for the former point guard was announced — a movie about his life.

Just released the poster for my film, "MUGGSY." It’s a feature-length biopic based on young Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player ever in the NBA. At only 5’3", he was a first round draft pick (#12) and for nine years led the Charlotte Hornets as starting point guard. It's a truly inspirational movie about someone who learned to believe in himself and never accepted the impossible. This is his legacy and I'm honored to tell the story. Thanks to my producing partner, Muggsy, and those who've generously supported the film so far, especially Mike Hermosa, Michael Young, Myk Menez, Carson Nicely, Rob Valletta, Paul Cuschieri, Andrew McDonald, Ash Crawford, Ramir Milay, and Frank Capra III. Catch Muggsy in action in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game live Friday night on ESPN at 7p ET, 4p PT. Four-time MVP Kevin Hart will coach the US Team and Drake heads Team Canada. More on MUGGSY at #muggsyboguesmovie #muggsythemovie #nbaallstarcelebritygame #nbaallstars #charlottehornets

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The poster was released to social media yesterday via Jay Menez, a producer, director and actor who, according to his IMDB page, is best known for his works on Sanctuary, Seal of Solomon and The Fear.

The film, Menez says, will be based on the former Hornets guard, "someone who learned to believe in himself and never accepted the impossible." The posts all link to a website, which currently is not much more than a place where one can enter their email address to be sent updates on the film.

No further details, such as who shall play the point guard and a release date, have yet to be released, but it is something all Hornets fans should keep an eye out for. On a related note, who would you want to see play Bogues in his biopic?