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Dwarf Basketball Team Has High Hopes

They're little but the Towers kick A

They're little but the Towers kick A

Monday, February 1, 2010 17:33 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A dwarf basketball team from New York has high hopes for their first game.

The New York Towers consist of 12 little people ballers.

Their tallest player is just 4-foot-8, but that doesn’t stop the tiny team from aiming high.

Manager Clinton Brown – who’s 3-foot-3 – says his crew can play basketball just as well as any average-sized team.

Because they’re small, they can run quickly and don’t have to dribble that high, giving them excellent control over the ball.

Brown says they can run circles around a regulation court and one of their players can even dunk on a 7-foot rim.

The NY Towers will prove their might on March 6, when they play their first official game against an average-sized team from Albany.

The only rules – to make it a fair game – are that every rebound must touch the ground before playing it and each pass must be a bounce pass.