Tallest NBA Player Manute Bol Dies



Manute Bol,  jokester, humanitarian, and former player for the Washington Bullets and other NBA teams, died at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.   At 7 ft. 7 inches, Bol was the tallest player in NBA history (tied later by Gheorghe Muresan, who also played for the Bullets). When the Bullets also drafted point guard Mugsy Bogues, 5 ft. 3 inches, the two played as the tallest and shortest players in league history for one season. Bol died at 47 from acute kidney failure and complications from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a disease that caused him to lose patches of his skin.  May he rest peacefully and his legacy lives on.  Written by: Courtney L.


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