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Profession: Basketball player
Date of Birth: Oct 16, 1962
Height: 2.31 m
Ethnicity: Dinka
Country: Sudan
Manute Bol is a professional basketball player and has a net worth of $7 million. Manute Bol earned his net worth through his years sport career. He was born in Gogrial or Turalei, Sudan and passed away in 2010.
Manute Bol ( /m?'nu:t 'bo?l/; October 16, 1962 - June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. At 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, Bol was one of the tallest players ever to appear in the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Muresan. Unlike Muresan, however, Bol was naturally tall and did not have a Pituitary disease.[citation needed] Bol was officially measured at 7 feet, 6 3/4 inches tall by the Guinness Book of World Records. Bol is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan). He was the son of a Dinka tribal chief, who gave him the name "Manute", which means "special blessing."
Bol played basketball for many teams over his career. He played for two colleges and four NBA teams. He was known as a specialist player; his shot blocking ability was considered among the best in the history of the sport, but other aspects of his game were considered fairly weak. In his career, he had more blocked shots than points scored.
Bol came from a family of extraordinarily tall men and women: "My mother was 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), my father 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and my sister is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)", he said. "And my great-grandfather was even taller -- 7 ft 10 in (2.39 m)."
As a boy, Bol had tended his family's cattle. According to a tale he was often asked to repeat in interviews, he once killed a lion with a spear while he was working as a cowherd.
Bol is survived by 10 children, including four with his second wife, Ajok.
Bol started playing basketball in 1978 and played in Sudan for several years with teams in Wau and Khartoum. A coach from Fairleigh Dickinson University saw Bol play basketball in Khartoum and convinced him to come to the United States. Bol was drafted by the San Diego Clippers in the 5th round of the 1983 NBA Draft, but the league ruled that Bol had not been eligible for the draft and declared the pick invalid. He was then invited to Cleveland by Cleveland State Uni

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Video: Bol Bol Playing JV Basketball Appears as Unfair as it Sounds

Bol Bol, Manute Bol’s 6’10” son, made his season debut on Tuesady. I guess Bol is playing junior varsity this season because transferring made him ineligible for varsity. I’m not sure why freshman in neighboring towns are being punished because ...
Posted: December 13, 2014, 5:58 pm

Manute Bol’s son looks to follow in his father’s very large footsteps

Manute Bol cast a long shadow on the court. (John McDonough/Icon SMI) Manute Bol became a household name in the NBA as much for his 7-foot-7 body as his ability to block shots as if he were swatting flies. Bol died of in June 2010 and left behind memories ...
Posted: October 10, 2012, 12:48 am

At just 6-7, how did Dennis Rodman get so many rebounds?

Ben Wallace* is probably the only one who is even close. I'm not counting players who were only in the NBA because of their height — Manute Bol, Gheroghe Muresan, Shawn Bradley. Early in his career, Rodman was focused on being the greatest 1-on-1 ...
Posted: December 12, 2014, 11:12 pm
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