4'5'' Jahmani Swanson Is "Michael Jordan of Dwarf Basketball"
Jahmani Swanson is only 4 feet, 5 inches, but he stands tall among basketball players -- even those who are a couple feet taller than him.
The 29-year-old from New York, who was born with a form of dwarfism, plays pro-league with a team of dwarfs, but has not problem taking on players almost twice his size.
"People think if they're bigger than me they can post me up, but just because I'm small it doesn't mean I'm weak," Swanson told Barcroft TV/ "I face it when I'm on the street and I face it when I'm on the court but it's a stage and I love showing what I can do."
Swanson, who has been dubbed the 'Michael Jordan of dwarf basketball', astounds crowds and opponents with his strength, speed and scoring record.
He plays for the New York Towers, a team where all the players are short in stature, but long on proving a point that little people can play with the big boys.
“I know God has blessed me with my talent. Basketball has got me to where I am in life and it’s going to keep giving me more,” he said.