Monday, June 21, 2010

What Sucks…The Reaper


Looks like the Reaper is working in the casting department over at the Surreal Life these days as Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper, now incredibly tall, former NBA player and humanitarian Manute Bol are among his latest calls.

Bol was 7’7 and seemed to weigh about 100 pounds. More likely it was something like 220, but still he was very tall and very thin. He also was very good at blocking shots leading the NBA in that category for two years. Additionally he was often photographed next to Muggsy Bogues (5’3) and Spud Webb (5’5) to give kids in the late eighties and early nineties awesome bedroom posters.

In addition to hoisting 3 pointers and blocking shots in the NBA it also should be noted that Bol beat William “Refrigerator” Perry in a boxing match and signed on as a member of a minor league hockey team.

Bol most serious work however was done in the name of his native Sudan where he worked tirelessly to improve conditions for refugees of the long war-torn, impoverished country.

Manute Bol, RIP.
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