56 years old (Born on October 16, 1962)
Basketball player; He is famous from Miami Heat.Attended Cleveland State University despite not having a strong command of written English. Second tallest man ever to play in the NBA, standing a few millimeters shorter than Romanian player Gheorghe Dumitru Muresan. He was survived by 10 children, six with his first wife, Atong, and four with his second wife, Ajok (panachereport.com) One of his sons with Ajok, Bol Bol, was a 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall 7th grader as of October 2012 and considered one of the better basketball prospects of his class. (panachereport.com) In 2001, he went to Sudan and was held against his will by the ruling Islamic government because of his support of the Dinka-led Christian rebels in that country`s long-running civil war; he has given most of his fortune to their cause. He escaped to Egypt, and managed to return to the United States in 2002.
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Played one year of college basketball at the University of Bridgeport.
Son of a Dinka tribal chief. "Manute" means "special blessing."
Bol nearly went bankrupt by using his NBA salary to try and wipe out poverty in his native country.
Blocked 397 shots as a rookie in the 1985-86 season, which is the second highest single-season total in NBA history. Only rookie ever to lead the NBA in blocked shots for a season. Had two games that season where he blocked 15 shots.
Charged with hitting his daughter, cutting her lip and interfering with a police officer. (13 February 2004)