Legendary basketball player and humanitarian Manute Bol died today. He was 47.
I would be hard pressed to name many basketball stars I know, but Manute I knew. Most people did, not only because of his skills, but because of his height.
At 7-feet- 7 inches, he was on of the NBAs tallest players ... and one of the most charitable.
Originally from Sudan, Bol played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat.
During and after his career he was a fierce advocate for Sudan and the betterment of the country.