Spud Webb and the late Manute Bol. At tall, Bol was one of the tallest players ever to appear in the NBA. Webb was tall, was one of the shortest players in NBA history. Webb is notable for winning a 1986 slam dunk contest despite his size.
and Artis Gilmore walk onto the court during a 1976 Celtics-Bulls game. Gilmore is celebrating his birthday on Friday. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images) SI VAULT: Switch to fast break has Gilmore, Colonels looking good