Report: Former NBA Player Manute Bol Dies at 47 Years Old

June 19th, 2010 by Josh Dhani Leave a reply »
Manute Bol.

The native man in Sudan was a fierce player on the NBA court.

He led the league in shots blocked twice. He also was once the tallest man to ever step on an NBA court, standing at 7'7". Along with that, he played 10 seasons in the league and played with four teams in his great career.

On the court, you had to watch out.

Off the court, Bol was one of the nicest and most giving people in the world. He was a humanitarian leader first, and an athlete second.

He was one of the only three players in the NBA born in Sudan. And now crazy things have been going on there. Sometimes, you just have to be sad for others and blessed about yourself.

Bol was one of those people. He was blessed and he wanted to help others, especially in Sudan. He accomplished a lot out of the whole ordeal.

Bol was once fined $25K for missing two games because he was in Washington D.C. to tell the people to help find peace in his native country. That showed how much he cared for the millions of people there.

Bol retired from the NBA with 1,599 career points, 2,647 career rebounds, and 2,086 career blocks. ...

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