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TDmvp
06-19-2010, 01:26 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5305868

RiP , dude was a really nice guy from what i read.

gunns
06-19-2010, 01:45 PM
Wow how awful. RIP

cutthemdown
06-19-2010, 02:16 PM
I always remember that famous photograph of him in the swimming pool. I looked on google but couldn't find it.

TDmvp
06-19-2010, 02:22 PM
I always remember that famous photograph of him in the swimming pool. I looked on google but couldn't find it.


Yea I always remember that pic and this one.

http://www.worldinterestingfacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tallest-NBA-players-Manute-Bol.jpg

loborugger
06-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Didnt he fight Butterbean is some tough guy, bareknuckles fight?

cutthemdown
06-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Yea I always remember that pic and this one.

http://www.worldinterestingfacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tallest-NBA-players-Manute-Bol.jpg

Yeah it was taken from above as he swam underwater right? Great pic I wish I could find it to share with the board.

HEAV
06-19-2010, 03:09 PM
RIP

He was a great person. Need more people with his character in the world.

BroncoBuff
06-20-2010, 12:59 AM
He once killed a lion with a spear.

Los Broncos
06-20-2010, 01:03 AM
How sad, I remember him and his three point shot, nothing made him happier then to hit one.

RIP.

Pendejo
06-20-2010, 02:25 AM
He once killed a lion with a spear.

No. He twisted it's head with his bare hands.

epicSocialism4tw
06-20-2010, 01:07 PM
No. He twisted it's head with his bare hands.

No...he seriously did kill a lion. Its common in his tribe, the Dinka, for a warrior to do this. Bol was a Dinka warrior.

If Michael Jordan would have died, the sports media world would have stood on its head. Michael Jordan is a detestable human being.

Manute Bol was an infinitely better man than Michael Jordan could ever think to be, but all that anyone knows about him is that he's tall. Its a shame that we value jumping more than we value kindness and generosity, which Bol overflowed with.

You guys have probably heard of Sudan, right? Bol was from Sudan. His tribe has been the recipient of genocide attempts and atrocities at the hands of the Muslim tribes from the north that have raided their homeland and visciously killed the indigenous tribes.

Bol spent all of his money on his people. He built schools and hospitals among countless other things to better a dire situation. This guy humiliated himself in this country to make money to invest in his homeland, which is being destroyed.

He's a hero for us all, but especially for the tribes without a voice in Sudan who are constantly being slaughtered.

RIP Manute Bol. Thank God for you and your great life of service.

KipCorrington25
06-20-2010, 02:02 PM
I was always a fan, seemed like such a cool and fun guy. I know he and Charles Barkley were close, I wonder if Barkley has had any comments?

illbroncsfn
06-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Well said- and 100% true about MJ being a piece of trash:peace:

No...he seriously did kill a lion. Its common in his tribe, the Dinka, for a warrior to do this. Bol was a Dinka warrior.

If Michael Jordan would have died, the sports media world would have stood on its head. Michael Jordan is a detestable human being.

Manute Bol was an infinitely better man than Michael Jordan could ever think to be, but all that anyone knows about him is that he's tall. Its a shame that we value jumping more than we value kindness and generosity, which Bol overflowed with.

You guys have probably heard of Sudan, right? Bol was from Sudan. His tribe has been the recipient of genocide attempts and atrocities at the hands of the Muslim tribes from the north that have raided their homeland and visciously killed the indigenous tribes.

Well said:thumbsup: Any totally true about Jordan being a scum bag:peace:

Bol spent all of his money on his people. He built schools and hospitals among countless other things to better a dire situation. This guy humiliated himself in this country to make money to invest in his homeland, which is being destroyed.

He's a hero for us all, but especially for the tribes without a voice in Sudan who are constantly being slaughtered.

RIP Manute Bol. Thank God for you and your great life of service.

TDmvp
06-24-2010, 05:01 PM
No...he seriously did kill a lion. Its common in his tribe, the Dinka, for a warrior to do this. Bol was a Dinka warrior.

If Michael Jordan would have died, the sports media world would have stood on its head. Michael Jordan is a detestable human being.

Manute Bol was an infinitely better man than Michael Jordan could ever think to be, but all that anyone knows about him is that he's tall. Its a shame that we value jumping more than we value kindness and generosity, which Bol overflowed with.

You guys have probably heard of Sudan, right? Bol was from Sudan. His tribe has been the recipient of genocide attempts and atrocities at the hands of the Muslim tribes from the north that have raided their homeland and visciously killed the indigenous tribes.

Bol spent all of his money on his people. He built schools and hospitals among countless other things to better a dire situation. This guy humiliated himself in this country to make money to invest in his homeland, which is being destroyed.

He's a hero for us all, but especially for the tribes without a voice in Sudan who are constantly being slaughtered.

RIP Manute Bol. Thank God for you and your great life of service.



great post ... and takes on M.j.