Who Is the Shortest NBA Player to Dunk?

Who Is the Shortest NBA Player to Dunk?

Who Is the Shortest NBA Player to Dunk?

The shortest player in NBA history to dunk a basketball in a game is former guard Spud Webb. Boasting a 42-inch vertical jump, the 5-foot-7-inch Webb played for the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic from 1985 to 1998.

Webb won the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, beating out 6-foot-8-inch Hawks teammate Dominique Wilkins for the title and shocking the basketball world. The shortest player ever to take part in the event, Webb was used as a prop by Nate Robinson, the second-shortest player ever to participate, in the 2006 event and returned as a judge for the 2010 contest.