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  Manute Bol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bol is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalie or Gogrial, Sudan.
Bol is the only player in the history of the NBA to block over 300 shots in his first 2 seasons.
Bol was thrown from the taxi and suffered major injuries, the most severe of which were three broken vertebrae in his neck.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manute_Bol   (1058 words)

  
 A long way down - The Boston Globe
Bol lies in a specially constructed bed to support his 7-foot-7-inch body, which was badly injured in a taxi...
Bol lies in a specially constructed bed to support his 7-foot-7-inch body, which was badly injured in a taxi cab accident June 30.
Bol was returning from a WNBA game at Mohegan Sun to his West Hartford home when the taxi lost control, struck a guard rail on the median divider, and swerved across both lanes before striking a rock ledge.
www.boston.com /sports/articles/2004/09/14/a_long_way_down   (1805 words)

  
 NBA.com Manute Bol: Basketball Warrior
Bol had his greatest impact on the defensive end during a 10-year career with four different teams, blocking over 2,000 shots and finishing second on the NBA's all-time blocks-per-game list.
Descendant of Dinka royalty, beloved basketball phenom, and hero to the persecuted and oppressed of southern Sudan, NBA TV examines the inspirational journey of Manute Bol in “Manute Bol: Basketball Warrior” premiering Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Descendant of Dinka royalty, beloved basketball phenom, and hero to the persecuted and oppressed of southern Sudan, NBA TV examines the inspirational journey of Manute Bol in “Manute Bol: Basketball Warrior” premiering on Wednesday, December 29 at 5:30 p.m.
www.nba.com /nba_tv/bol_warrior.html   (1247 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MINORLH - Bol on thin ice: Ex-NBA star to try hockey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Manute Bol has traded in his basketball sneakers and boxing trunks and now is in a shocking search for a pair of ice skates.
Bol is expected to be in uniform for an appearance with the Ice on Saturday night, but it is unlikely he will play in the game against the Amarillo Gorillas.
Bol was a 1985 second-round draft pick of the Washington Bullets.
espn.go.com /minorlh/news/2002/1112/1460103.html   (626 words)

  
 nbc30.com - Sports - Cab Driver Killed, Manute Bol Injured In Crash
Bol was riding in a cab when it rolled over, killing the driver and throwing the 7-foot-7-inch former University of Bridgeport star from the car.
Bol, 43, was a second-round draft pick of the Washington Bullets in 1985.
Bol was born in Turalie, a remote village in the southern part of Sudan.
www.nbc30.com /sports/3482542/detail.html   (390 words)

  
 ESPN.com: NBA - There's no belittling Bol's greater cause
Bol had scored 30 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked 10 shots before leaving the game with a couple minutes to spare in an easy victory for Bridgeport.
And as we passed the bench, I'll never forget the sad eyes of Manute Bol as he looked warily on some big-mouthed teenager who was screaming and pawing for him.
Bol found his way back to the States after fleeing for his life in the Sudan, escaping to Egypt and fighting the government there to reach his children back in Hartford, Conn. Now he sits by the phone and waits for minor league hucksters to call him.
espn.go.com /nba/columns/wojnarowski_adrian/1461591.html   (1018 words)

  
 Press Releases - FSN Bay Area - Beyond the Glory Returns with the Inspirational Story of Former NBA Star and ...
At 7'7'', former NBA basketball player Manute Bol was most often recognized for his size and undeniable presence on the court.
At his cousin's urging, Bol left his village for the city of Khartoum, where he was recruited to play on a police department's basketball team.
Bol's positive attitude and various fundraising efforts helped him through the recovery process and solidified his belief that life is a gift that cannot be taken for granted.
www.rainbow-media.com /rainbow/media/release_release.jsp?nodeid=4544   (1038 words)

  
 Ex-NBA player Manute Bol seriously injured in cab accident in Connecticut Jet - Find Articles
Manute Bol, the 7-foot-7 former NBA center from Sudan, was seriously injured during a one-car crash in Colchester, CT.
Bol, 43, was a passenger in a cab when it rolled over, killing the driver, Neville Robinson, and throwing Bol from the car.
Bol no longer was using a respirator and was in critical but stable condition, according to friend Andrew Kearns, at JET press time.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1355/is_3_106/ai_n6153529   (287 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Page2 - Outside the Lines:
Manute Bol
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SCHAAP- As his NBA career was winding down Bol became the most visible and one of the most vocal critics of the Sudanese government which was again waging war against it's darker skinned, non Muslim citizens in the south.
BOL- I cannot tell you because I don't want him going watching and during fight move away from me. He tried to avoid all of the fight, I mean all of the punches.
BOL- I'm the one that got to live a good life and then forgot I mean what is behind me, you know.
sports.espn.go.com /page2/tvlistings/show110transcript.html   (3530 words)

  
 Manute Bol, index.php - Deadspin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bol claimed that his wife -- who was also arrested -- threw a phone at him and punched him in the head, and she says he shoved her.
Bol admitted that there were many times in recent years when he felt like giving up.
Bol had spent the majority of his money in Sudanese relief work during his many trips there and was nearly broke.
www.deadspin.com /sports/manute-bol/index.php   (850 words)

  
 No longer standing tall / Former Warrior center Manute Bol reduced to living in poverty
At the height of his career, 7-foot-7 Bol -- who played for the Warriors from 1988-90 and in the '94-95 season -- was the tallest man in the league and arguably the most famous Sudanese man in the United States.
Bol, meanwhile, lives in a modest rented house in a dusty Khartoum suburb with two other wives, a child and 14 relatives.
Bol became a fervent supporter of their cause, lobbying hard on Capitol Hill and generously donating.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/06/26/SP184245.DTL   (1140 words)

  
 Boston.com / Sports / Basketball / Manute Bol charged with hitting daughter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Former NBA center Manute Bol was charged with hitting his daughter, cutting her lip and interfering with a police officer.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Former NBA center Manute Bol was charged with hitting his daughter, cutting her lip and interfering with a police officer.
Bol played in college at Bridgeport and entered the NBA in 1985 with Washington.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2004/02/13/manute_bol_charged_with_hitting_daughter   (185 words)

  
 NBA star now impoverished refugee [Manute Bol flees Sudanese Muslim tyranny]
Manute Bol was born in Turalie, a remote village in the southern part of Sudan, a nation where, over the past 18 years, civil war has left almost 2 million people dead.
Bol essentially was a one-dimensional player, averaging 2.6 points and 4.2 rebounds a game, but he lived the NBA high life, making $1.6 million a year at one point and owning homes in Maryland, Khartoum and Egypt.
Manute Bol doesn't mind being a spectacle, he says, as long as it means helping his people.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/735137/posts   (3249 words)

  
 Manute Bol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bol's exact birth date and location are not certain, but is believed to be October 16, 1962 in either Turalie or Gogrial, Sudan.
Bol was very active in charitable causes throughout his career, supporting famine relief organizations such as Oxfam and establishing his own charitable foundation, the Ring True Foundation, which aids "the lost boys" orphans in Sudan's long-running civil war.
Bol was thrown from the taxi, suffering multiple injuries, the most severe of which were three broken vertebrae in his neck.
www.info-pedia.net /about/manute_bol   (842 words)

  
 Can Manute Bol save Jim Irsay? - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bol doesn't have his own, and word is he's never been on skates in his 40 years.
Signing Bol, who probably won't play, is a publicity stunt for the Ice, you see, and for Bol it's a way to raise money for the Ring True Foundation, which he set up to help children in his native Sudan.
Bol has reportedly spent the money he earned playing basketball supporting causes in his war-torn homeland, including the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army.
dir.salon.com /story/sports/col/kaufman/2002/11/15/manute/index.html   (961 words)

  
 NewsNet5.com - Sports - Manute Bol Seriously Injured In Car Accident
The 7-foot-7 Bol sustained a head injury and was transported to Hartford Hospital via helicopter after the cab rolled over and launched him from the vehicle.
Bol, whose condition was not disclosed, spent 11 seasons in the NBA with four teams.
Bol was charged earlier this year with hitting his daughter and interfering with a police officer.
www.newsnet5.com /sports/3482808/detail.html   (216 words)

  
 InterBasket - Manute Bol, Sudan -- Golden State Markets
IBN Facts: Manute Bol and Gheorge Muresan of Romania share the record of being the tallest players ever to play in the NBA both playing at 7 feet, 7 inches (2,31 metres).
Bol as he was born the son of a Dinka tribal chief.
Manute didn't inherit his height from his genes as his father stood only 5'10" and his mother was 5'7".
www.interbasket.net /players/manute.htm   (458 words)

  
 MTSU Audio Clips, Mar. 25, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bol visited MTSU to heighten awareness of the starvation and slaughter the Islamic fundamentalist regime in the capital of Khartoum is imposing on fl Sudanese.
Bol was at MTSU to explain the Islamic fundamentalist government's rampage against fl Sudanese, a slaughter that has been likened to genocide by many analysts.
Bol, a native of Sudan, explained the crisis in his native country to MTSU students.
www.mtsu.edu /~proffice/audio/2005/Mar24/032405audio_clips.html   (1120 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Fun and Games | Manute riding high
Manute Bol, who starred in the NBA for 11 seasons, plans to make his debut on Saturday - providing they can find a horse big enough for him.
Bol is taking on the challenge to raise money for charity.
Bol, who played for Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat in the NBA, will certainly be easy to spot for punters.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/funny_old_game/3191946.stm   (232 words)

  
 TurnTo10.com - Sports - Police: Cab Driver In Manute Bol Crash Was Drunk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Robinson and Bol, of West Hartford, were both thrown from the cab, which police said was traveling about 91 mph after it had already gone out of control before hitting a guardrail and a ledge in Colchester.
Bol suffered head wounds and broke his neck, wrist and knee.
Bol is suing Yellow Cab, claiming the company was negligent and reckless in allowing Robinson behind the wheel.
www.turnto10.com /sports/4458939/detail.html   (266 words)

  
 SportingNews.com - NBA - Manute Bol arrested after domestic dispute
Bol, 45, and his 27-year-old wife, Ajok Kuag, were charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.
Bol was critically injured in June 2004 in a taxi crash on Route 2 in Colchester.
Bol spent more than three months in hospitals for treatment of head wounds, a broken neck and other injuries.
www.sportingnews.com /yourturn/viewtopic.php?p=437459   (259 words)

  
 MANUTE BOL HURT IN ACCIDENT
Manute Bol has been seriously injured in a cab ride near his home in Connecticut.
Bol was riding in a cab Wednesday night when it hit a guardrail and then swerved across both lanes before hitting a rock ledge and rolling over, killing the driver and throwing him from the car.
Earlier this year, Bol was charged with hitting his daughter, cutting her lip and interfering with a police officer.
www.blackwebportal.com /wire/DA.cfm?ArticleID=1881   (245 words)

  
 Press Releases - FSN Bay Area - FSN Bay Area to Televise Manute Bol Pregame Feature
Last October, the network interviewed Bol at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Connecticut, where he was recovering from a taxi cab accident.
Bol's former head coach Don Nelson (currently Dallas Mavericks head coach); former teammates Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Rod Higgins; and Chicago Bulls forward and member of the Dinka Tribe Luol Deng were all interviewed for the feature.
Bol (on the taxi cab accident): "I went to sleep, I'm in the backseat...
www.rainbow-media.com /rainbow/media/release_release.jsp?nodeid=4441   (426 words)

  
 BBC News | AFRICA | Sudan's NBA giant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He has made it as far as Cairo now, where he is trying to return to his family in the United States.
His meteoric rise to fame took him from humble beginnings in the southern Sudan to the glories of the NBA, which made him probably the most famous Sudanese national in the world.
Despite the fame and wealth coming his way, Manute's heart still lay back in his homeland with those he believes are fighting for freedom.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/1626514.stm   (704 words)

  
 Pro-basketball player Manute Bol
Bol's cousin spotted Manute's potential when he saw his picture in a newspaper.
In 1984, Bol came to the United States and played one season for the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
In 1997, Bol turned his attention to Sudan, where he was briefly minister of sports and culture.
www.csmonitor.com /durable/2000/03/02/p23s3.htm   (259 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - Hockey - Bol's hockey career over after one game - Monday November 18, 2002 05:24 PM
Posted: Monday November 18, 2002 4:57 PM Updated: Monday November 18, 2002 5:24 PM Manute Bol spent part of the game on the bench then left after one period.
Bol spent part of Saturday's game against Amarillo on the bench before his arthritic feet began swelling inside his custom-made ice skates.
Bol signed a standard CHL contract and was paid for the one game, but Burkman would not say how much Bol received.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /hockey/news/2002/11/18/bol_ice_ap   (292 words)

  
 Manute Bol, Tallest Player In NBA History, To Take Part In Charity Event At DeSales, Sat., Oct. 25
Bol has shared much of his own wealth and support to help those in need.
Bol, the tallest player in NBA history, played one year of basketball at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, before going on to play 11 seasons in the NBA with the Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat.
Manute has appeared before the U.S. Congress and brokered a peace treaty to end the conflict in his native land.
www.desales.edu /default.aspx?pageid=138   (355 words)

  
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 DAILY SCORECARD: MANUTE BOL'S PEOPLE SLAUGHTERED IN SUDAN BY ARAB ISLAMISTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bol mentions that the only time the US did respond to the Khartoum Islamist regime (which was sheltering Ben Laden) was after the US was attacked in the Middle East in the late 90's.
Bol said he was only blocks from it when it happened.
The postscript is that Bol is broke and that some former NBA friends held a benefit to raise $$ for his huge Health bills after a drunk Cab Driver flipped a car Bol was in.
dailyscorecard.blogspot.com /2006/03/manute-bols-people-slaughtered-in.html   (1224 words)

  
 INDCJournal: The Amazing Story of Manute Bol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bol and his best friend went to over 39 Congressmen personally and met with the Pentagon in the 90's telling them that their people were being decimated by the Arab Muslims from the North and would disappear if the US did not help.
Manute Bol has spent most of his fortune (an estimated 3.5 million) trying to help his people through his Ring True Foundation.
Deford only did a 10 minute short piece on Bol on not all of that was even focused on the situation in the Sudan.
www.indcjournal.com /archives/002414.php   (312 words)

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