June 19, 2010

NBA star Manute Bol dies : Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition, Tom Prichard, executive director of the group Sudan Sunrise, said in an e-mail.

“Sudan and the world have lost a hero and an example for all of us,” Prichard said. “Manute, we'll miss you. Our prayers and best wishes go out to all his family, and all who mourn his loss.”

posted by tommytrump to basketball at 04:55 PM - 24 comments

Damn. I hate to hear he's gone, but I hate even more to hear that he was suffering pretty badly before he went. Manute was awesome on the court and off. His willingness to make a spectacle of himself after his basketball career was over in order to raise money for Sudan was nothing short of noble.

Rest in peace, big guy.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:34 PM on June 19

One of the great humanitarians. The world is a poorer place today.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:51 PM on June 19

This makes me sad.


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posted by tommytrump at 08:54 PM on June 19


I like what Barkley said about him...

"You know, a lot of people feel sorry for him, because he's so tall and awkward," Charles Barkley, a former 76ers teammate, once said. "But I'll tell you this -- if everyone in the world was a Manute Bol, it's a world I'd want to live in."

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posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:17 PM on June 19

Very sad to hear this. RIP, and thank you for all the good work you did to try to bring peace to a war-torn nation.

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posted by outonleave at 07:48 AM on June 20

He was on of the greatest humanitarian's that I have ever read about. May God bless.

posted by Doehead at 08:05 AM on June 20

"Do not adjust your set. This is Manute Bol draining threes."


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