Manute Bol 40 year old in college?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Manute Bol 40 year old in college?

Manute Bol's birthday was allegedly made up, and he might've played at age 50

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The college basketball coach who brought Bol to the United States in the mid-1980s — now a scout for the Indiana Pacers — told zagsblog.com’s Adam Zagoria that he made up the 7-foot-7 center’s widely recognized birthday, October, 16, 1962, soon after flying him into the country for a recruiting visit.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Manute Bol 40 year old in college?

adkindo wrote:
Manute Bol's birthday was allegedly made up, and he might've played at age 50

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The college basketball coach who brought Bol to the United States in the mid-1980s — now a scout for the Indiana Pacers — told zagsblog.com’s Adam Zagoria that he made up the 7-foot-7 center’s widely recognized birthday, October, 16, 1962, soon after flying him into the country for a recruiting visit.


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This seems extreme. I wouldn't be shocked if he was 5-10 years older than what was listed, so when he retired at age 32 he would've actually been 37-40. But there's no way he was getting NBA minutes and producing in his 40s.

Fascinating player and an impressive humanitarian, though, and hopefully his talented son can expand on his legacy.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Manute Bol 40 year old in college?

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
adkindo wrote:
Manute Bol's birthday was allegedly made up, and he might've played at age 50

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The college basketball coach who brought Bol to the United States in the mid-1980s — now a scout for the Indiana Pacers — told zagsblog.com’s Adam Zagoria that he made up the 7-foot-7 center’s widely recognized birthday, October, 16, 1962, soon after flying him into the country for a recruiting visit.


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This seems extreme. I wouldn't be shocked if he was 5-10 years older than what was listed, so when he retired at age 32 he would've actually been 37-40. But there's no way he was getting NBA minutes and producing in his 40s.

Fascinating player and an impressive humanitarian, though, and hopefully his talented son can expand on his legacy.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Manute Bol 40 year old in college?

TDRock wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
adkindo wrote:
Manute Bol's birthday was allegedly made up, and he might've played at age 50

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The college basketball coach who brought Bol to the United States in the mid-1980s — now a scout for the Indiana Pacers — told zagsblog.com’s Adam Zagoria that he made up the 7-foot-7 center’s widely recognized birthday, October, 16, 1962, soon after flying him into the country for a recruiting visit.


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This seems extreme. I wouldn't be shocked if he was 5-10 years older than what was listed, so when he retired at age 32 he would've actually been 37-40. But there's no way he was getting NBA minutes and producing in his 40s.

Fascinating player and an impressive humanitarian, though, and hopefully his talented son can expand on his legacy.




but what if it is true....guy would have been playing in the NBA in his 50's! Makes Tom Brady look weak.
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