Manute Bol passed away recently. I had no idea. I used to actually follow basketball, around the time he was a phenomenon.
Who knew he was also a real-life Chuck Norris legend? He once killed a lion with a spear. Really. He was once fined $25k for missing some basketball games to participate in peace talks with Sudanese rebels in Washington D.C. He starred in a Saturday Night Live fake commercial.
He also gave most of his income to Sudanese charities. While a lot of celebrity athletes seem to be allergic to responsibility, Mr. Bol was clearly a role model they, and we can look up to.
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