This last week the NBA lost a legend. No not Michael Jordan, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. Manute Bol a 7’7” center from Sudan died Saturday from a kidney disease. He was 47 years old
Manute entered the NBA in 1985. He played for Washington, Golden State, Philadelphia and Miami during his 10 year career.
As a kid I always thought that Manute was really a site to behold when I saw him play on TV. At least half a foot taller then the next tallest guy on the floor and probably weighed about as much as the shortest guy on the floor.
I will miss you Manute. The NBA was not the same with out you, though they did have Shawn Bradley for a while who fit the same mold as Manute only he was white. Perhaps some day he can be honored with a spot in the basket ball hall fame, though that seems unlikely since he wasn’t really that great of a player. His numbers weren't that great and really the only thing he was famous for was being the second tallest player in the NBA.
Manute the world seems empty with out you.
October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010
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