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    Manute Bol dies at 47

    I used to love watching this gangly guy play. Sad that he died so young.

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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Wow, that is sad. He was a fixture of the early 90s.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Wow, I remember when he was playing for the 76ers and he hit 6 threes in the second half against Barkley and the Suns....that was insane....Jordan-like.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    sad, I'll admit I was usually laughing when I saw him playing. He was just so awkward looking out there, but of course anyone would be if 7'6". But it's sad because he was a very selfless, help others minded person. we need more people like that in the world.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Doesn't Bol have the all time record for blocks in a single season?


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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Isn't he some distant cousin to Peter Jok?


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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Isn't he some distant cousin to Peter Jok?
    Believe so...
    Manute Bol deserves more recognition for his work in Sudan - KansasCity.com



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Good NBA player and great humanitarian. There can't be many if any other pro athlete who has done more to help people in need, especially in his native Sudan.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    He did more good in 47 years than most people could in 100. Sudan will miss him tremendously.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    I saw him at a bar once, he was freakishly tall, it was unbelievable.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    A pretty amazing man, on and especially off the court.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Isn't he some distant cousin to Peter Jok?
    Uncle.



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    Re: Manute Bol dies at 47

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    A pretty amazing man, on and especially off the court.
    I read a book, "The Lost Boys of Sudan", or something like that. He was so highly regarded by his countrymen. I had no idea how involved he was in trying to help out Sudan. It sounds like he was an incredible person, and was really fun to watch on the basketball court. He'll be missed by many...


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