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i remember when he was at University of Bridgeport... he did a lot of great charity work after his career.


Virginia hospital: Former NBA star Manute Bol dead at 47

June 19, 2010 4:43 p.m. EDT


Manute Bol, a native of Sudan who was listed at 7 feet, 7 inches tall, played 12 years in the NBA.

(CNN) -- Manute Bol, one of the tallest players in NBA history, died Saturday at the age of 47, a spokeswoman with the University of Virginia Medical Center confirmed to CNN.

The hospital did not disclose the cause of death.

Bol, who was listed at 7-feet-7 inches tall and 225 pounds, played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat in his 12-year career.

The native of Sudan was known during and after his career for his charity work for his home country.

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I recall hearing one team trying to fatten him up with fried chicken and pizza.

Also recall hearing that he chipped his tooth while trying to dunk.

Maybe these were jokes, dunno, but one tall guy for sure.

Sad to hear he passed away.

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