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RIP Manute Bol

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, May 19, 2010.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    It's kidney problems. I hope he recovers, but it doesn't look good.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    My brother had complete kidney failure and was on dialysis for almost a full week. He was off the machines after that and is healthy now.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    This is a guy who has done a tremendous amount of good in his post-playing days. Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    He's really never been the same since that taxi wreck in Connecticut a few years back. I'll echo what PofO said, though.

    Since we're on the subject of Manute Bol, here he is with Spud Webb in one of my favorite sports photos ever:


    It looks Photoshopped, but it's real ...

    EDIT: Reading the story, the details are heartbreaking:

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    Good luck to Manute.
    He was always classy, as I remember.
    But he played in an era where there was less free agency and less high schoolers coming out and less big salaries.
    Bol needs to get better.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    Forget all of his blocks. He should have entered the 3-point contest one year.

    Get well, Manute. Cultural icons should live long and happy lives.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    I just read up on Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. That might be one of the most horrific afflictions I've ever heard of.

    Good luck to Manute Bol, I wouldn't wish what he has on my worst enemy.
  8. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    Wow, I remember my dad taking me to one of his first games in Atlanta against the Hawks, he and Spud were both rookies and it was a pretty incredible sight seeing the two of them on the same court. I hope the best for him, the guy's a borderline saint for all he's done in his post-NBA career. Unlike what most players now will probably ever do.

    Plus seeing the guy knock down 3's was pretty sweet!
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    One of Don Nelson's few "big man" projects that had a bit of success. Still, cannot think of a more gawdawful situation, as noted above.
  10. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    i wouldn't actually call bol a success in the nba but even so, how would nelson get any credit? it wasn't until his 4th season that bol played for nelson and then it was only 2 seasons.

    that said, the man has been a true humanitarian.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    Bol was a heck of a shot blocker, and it was a lot of fun seeing him and Mark Eaton battle or rather attempt to battle, in the low post.

    Hope his health improves soon.
  12. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    Re: Manute Bol critically ill

    Damn, looking at Bol's stats...dude blocked almost 5 shots a game in his rookie season! 397 blocks, which is the second most ever in a single season....
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