Manute Bol Dies at 47

by June 19, 2010

RIP to Bol, who at 7-7, was one of the League’s tallest players: “Manute Bol, who became a basketball sensation in the 1980s as a skeletally thin shot-blocking giant with the Washington Bullets and other professional teams, and who devoted his post-basketball life to improving the lot of his fellow natives of Sudan, died June 19 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He was 47.”