Sunday, 16 October 2011

Manute Bol


Manute Bol at 7 feet 7 inches tall,was one the world's tallest basketball players
 

Manute Bol in 2007 

Date of birth

Manute was born on 16th October 1962,in either Gogrial or Turalei,South Sudan (formerly part of Sudan).

Place of residence

Manute lived in the United States of America,Sudan,South Sudan and Egypt.

Date of death
Manute died from complications of Stevens Johnson Syndrome on 19th June 2010 in Charlottesville,Virginia,United States of America

Background

1.He is a famous former specialist NBA Basketball Player.

2.Manute was of South Sudanese Dinka origin.The Dinka ethnic group feature some of the world's tallest people.

3.He was an activist who founded the 'True Ring Foundation' in 2001 to help raise funds for Sudanese Christians during the Civil war. He is also known for reportedly donating a large majority of his wealth to South Sudanese causes.

4.He also mentored a young Luol Deng,who now plays for the Chicago Bulls.


Luol Deng

Manute played in the NBA for ten years (1985-1995) for:

Washington Bullets
Miami Heat
Philadelphia 76ers
Golden State Warriors (where he ended his career)




Happy Birthday Manute Bol,may you rest in peace.

Images and references: 1.theteaent 2.guzer 3.wikipedia

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