Saturday, June 19, 2010

R.I.P. Manute Bol

The 7 foot 7 inches former NBA star has passed away at the age of 47. From Wikipedia:

Manute Bol (English pronunciation: /məˈnuːt ˈboʊl/; October 16, 1962 - June 19, 2010[1]) was a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. Until the debut of Gheorghe Mureşan, Bol was undisputedly the tallest player ever to appear in the National Basketball Association. Bol was believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalie or Gogrial, Sudan. He was the son of a Dinka tribal chief, who gave him the name "Manute," which means "special blessing." Manute Bol was 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and 225 lb (102 kg).

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