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skinsfan_nn 06-19-2010 05:59 PM

Manute Bol has died
 
RIP

[url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/basketball/nba/06/19/bol.obit.ap/index.html?eref=sihp]Ex-NBA player Manute Bol dies from kidney, skin ailments - NBA - SI.com[/url]

mooby 06-19-2010 06:19 PM

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R.I.P. Manute Bol. I know he used to play for the Wizards but he was well before my time, I knew him more for being a good humanitarian and trying to help out Sudan.

budw38 06-19-2010 06:33 PM

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[quote=mooby;707584]R.I.P. Manute Bol. I know he used to play for the Wizards but he was well before my time, I knew him more for being a good humanitarian and trying to help out Sudan.[/quote]
R.I.P. Yes he did fight for freedom in Sudan , spent millions of his own $$$ , very brave man ..... R.I.P.

skinsfan_nn 06-19-2010 06:38 PM

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Manute was drafted by the Bullets back in 1985. I remember when Muggsy was drafted a few years later you had a gentle giant (7'7") and a midget (5' nuthin) what a combo in Washington.

Yes he did a lot of out reach work to help his homeland and the local community.

Kidney disease is just horrible.


[quote=mooby;707584]R.I.P. Manute Bol. I know he used to play for the Wizards but he was well before my time, I knew him more for being a good humanitarian and trying to help out Sudan.[/quote]

Smooter 06-19-2010 09:31 PM

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Damn that sucks. RIP.

mredskins 06-19-2010 10:02 PM

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[quote=skinsfan_nn;707594]Manute was drafted by the Bullets back in 1985. I remember when Muggsy was drafted a few years later you had a gentle giant (7'7") and a midget (5' nuthin) what a combo in Washington.

Yes he did a lot of out reach work to help his homeland and the local community.

Kidney disease is just horrible.[/quote]


this crazy but I saw both of them play for the Rhode Island Gulls, it was neat!

RIP Manute!


[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island_Gulls]Rhode Island Gulls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url]

GMScud 06-19-2010 10:10 PM

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RIP in Manute. A truly good man.

tryfuhl 06-20-2010 12:25 AM

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RIP.. shame that this all happened when he was doing the humanitarian work in Africa (if I'm recalling how the issues came about correctly)

CooleyAsCanBe 06-20-2010 12:47 AM

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I loved Manute as a player and was even more impressed with him as a person. Little did I know that I also quote him regularly when I make a mistake playing ball. Turn out he coined the phrase "My Bad."

[url=http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002693.html]Language Log: Pick-up basketballism reaches Ivy League faculty vocabulary[/url]

Now I'll think of him every time I say that.

Monkeydad 06-21-2010 09:45 AM

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[quote=mooby;707584]R.I.P. Manute Bol. I know he used to play for the Wizards but he was well before my time, I knew him more for being a good humanitarian and trying to help out Sudan.[/quote]

He played for the Bullets.


Interestingly enough, the Bullets had both the tallest played in NBA history and also the shortest (Bogues 5'3") at the same time in '87-'88.

They also had roles in Space Jam together.



Of course I'll remember Bol because seeing him on the court as a kid was a shock...so tall...but millions of people in the world will remember him for his off-the-court accomplishments...which is the way life is intended to be lived. Great man.

over the mountain 06-21-2010 12:51 PM

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As a kid I had one of those game give away life size "chart your growth" posters of manute with a measuring stick on the side so kids like myself could track how tall they were getting compared to manute. I remember him being polite when there would be fan signings and fan appreciation days.

rip. seemed like a good man.

Monkeydad 06-21-2010 01:32 PM

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[quote=over the mountain;707861]As a kid I had one of those game give away life size "chart your growth" posters of manute with a measuring stick on the side so kids like myself could track how tall they were getting compared to manute. I remember him being polite when there would be fan signings and fan appreciation days.

rip. seemed like a good man.[/quote]

I remember those posters!

dmek25 06-21-2010 01:34 PM

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[quote=GMScud;707626]RIP in Manute. A truly good man.[/quote]
not to rain on the parade, but.... i met him hen he played for the sixers. a real horses ass

ArtMonkDrillz 06-21-2010 01:52 PM

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[quote=skinsfan_nn;707594]Manute was drafted by the Bullets back in 1985. I remember when Muggsy was drafted a few years later you had a gentle giant (7'7") and a midget (5' nuthin) what a combo in Washington.

Yes he did a lot of out reach work to help his homeland and the local community.

Kidney disease is just horrible.[/quote][IMG]http://trueball.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/manute-bol-n-muggsy-bogues.jpg[/IMG]


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