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The interesting story about the former 2.3 m tall basketball player (Part 2)

Bol is the only NBA player in retirement history with more blocks to score. Many players in the NBA favored Bol for the nickname “Shot-Blocking Machine” during his playing years.

The Sudanese striker has 2,086 blocks and scored 1,599 points in 10 seasons in the NBA. Bol finished his career with an average of 3.3 blocks in 624 matches. After leaving the NBA, Bol continued to play professionally in Italy and Qatar before retiring from rheumatism in 1998.

The story of killing a lion and the strange things about Manute Bol

Not only attracted attention because of his special ability to play, Bol caused the press to mention a lot to talk about thrilling stories from him. He once told on a television program called “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” about defeating a lion with a spear at a young age to protect the family’s cattle. Indeed, the story so far has been questioned. Many people believe that Bol made up that, but clearly this story still makes fans excited.

The question of Bol’s age also made the press many times to mention. In 2017, Business Insider published an article that suspected Bol may be 50 years old while playing in the NBA.

Former Cleveland State University coach Kevin Mackey said Bol could be approximately 50 when he competed in the 1990s. The 73-year-old strategist said he falsified his age in 1984. Bol did not know exactly. How old are you when you come to America? “I chose a time for his birth. Bol doesn’t know how old I am. Nobody knows how old he is,” said coach Kevin Mackey.

Despite all efforts of coach Mackey, Bol still could not play for Cleveland University because of problems arising related to legal. This is why Bol has to find another opportunity and compete for Bridgeport University in NCAA Division 2.

Unlike other “giants” in NBA history, Bol is the most famous and stylish player. Bol’s life and career will be reminded forever because of the stories surrounding his life.

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The interesting story about the former 2.3 m tall basketball player (Part 1)

The story of defeating the lion and making false claims to be able to compete in the American Professional Basketball League (NBA) are two of the strange things about Manute Bol.

Manute Bol was once recognized as the highest player in NBA history until Gheorghe Muresan appeared. Currently, Bol and Muresan are the two highest players in the tournament history with 2.31 m.

Bol has an outstanding career, but he still reminds fans with his special basketball skills and strange personal stories. He is also one of the most stylish players in the tournament history.

Bol was discovered in 1982, when former coach Don Feeley of Dickinson University went to Sudan for basketball activities. In 1984, Bol went to the United States to pursue a basketball career after being persuaded by coach Don Feeley.

Bol enrolled in English at Bridgeport University and joined the school’s basketball team. He became a basketball phenomenon. He has an average of 22.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 7.1 blocks in NCAA Division 2 in the 1984/85 season. Bol had a lifetime match with 32 points, 29 rebounds and 31 blocks at the university level.

The arrival of Bol helped the Bridgeport University basketball team sell 1,800 tickets in home matches. At that time, the parents and students of the school rushed to buy tickets to watch Bol play.

Manute Bol was dubbed the “Shot-Blocking Machine” for his excellent blocks ability

NCAA Division 2’s excellent form helped Bol be picked up by the Washington Bullets. It was at 31 in the NBA Draft 1985. What helped Bol stay the NBA for 10 seasons was his long height and arms.

These special physical factors make Bol one of the best blocks capable players in NBA history. Even so, the height and arm span are too long so he can block without having to jump in some situations.