Posted By Sean Doyle, June 21, 2010
Manute Bol, the NBA's tallest Dinka Tribesman, died Saturday from acute Kidney failure in Charlottesville, Va. At 7 feet 7, Bol was one of the tallest players in the Association's history. Bol was a shot-blocking machine, averaging 5.0 blocks per game in his rookie season (while setting an NBA rookie record with 397 total blocks).
Manute Bol should be better remembered for his humanitarian causes and dedication to his tribe. He spent much of the money he made from his 10 year career on aiding his people in war-torn Sudan.