MANUTE BOL: Life And Time Of The Tallest NBA Super Star, Most Unique And Humanitarian 

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Manute Bol (/məˈnuːt ˈboʊl/; October 16, 1962[3] – June 19, 2010) was a South Sudanese-American professional basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)[1] or 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)[2] tall, Bol was one of the tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA

Personal information
Born October 16, 1962
TuraleiSudan (now South Sudan)
Died June 19, 2010 (aged 47)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Nationality South Sudanese / American
Listed height 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)[note 1]
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College Bridgeport (1984–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career 1985–1997
Position Center
Number 10, 11, 4, 1
Career history
1985 Rhode Island Gulls
19851988 Washington Bullets
19881990 Golden State Warriors
19901993 Philadelphia 76ers
1993–1994 Miami Heat
1994 Washington Bullets
1994 Philadelphia 76ers
1994–1995 Golden State Warriors
1995–1996 Florida Beach Dogs
1996–1997 Fulgor Libertas Forlì
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,599 (2.6 ppg)
Rebounds 2,647 (4.2 rpg)
Blocks 2,086 (3.3 bpg)
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After he played college basketball for the Bridgeport Purple Knights, Bol was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1985 NBA draft. Bol played for the Bullets and three other teams over the course of his NBA career, which lasted from 1985 to 1995. A center,

Bol is considered among the best shot-blockers in the history of the sport and is the only NBA player to retire with more career blocked shots than points scored. As of 2020, he ranked second in NBA history in blocked shots per game and 16th in total blocked shots.

Bol was notable for his efforts to promote human rights in his native Sudan and aid for Sudanese refugees.

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