The little guy.
He's the only one at the playground using his entire arsenal of pump fakes and pivots just to get a shot off. He's the only one looking to pass off to an open teammate when he penetrates the lane among all the big guys. He's the only guy who realizes just how hard a "little guy" needs to work to be successful in the game of basketball.
But how does one define undersized, especially for the point guard position? I would classify it as any player under 6'2". That means no Magic, no Oscar, no Kidd, and no Nash.
It's time to give respect to the players who, although not gifted with an abundance of height, played the game at a high level while outworking those around them.
I attempt to rank these players that, while undersized, had a significant impact on basketball and were a thrill to watch at all times on the court. These are the players that care just as much about getting their teammates involved as they do putting up a good stat line.
Some on my list are scorers (that's a given). Some are pure passers. Others are defensive stoppers. One could even be labeled as a pioneer for the game. This is the list that features only one MVP and one Finals MVP but a handful of current or soon-to-be Hall of Famers.
Surprisingly enough, only one player on this list cannot be found among the top twenty-five assists leaders of all time. Three of the eight claim a spot in the top fifteen steals leaders of all time as well.
Honorable mention for this list includes Lenny Wilkens, Guy Rodgers, Norm Van Lier, Mookie Blaylock, and K.C. Jones.