Reliving the Glory of Manute Bol Through YouTube

One thing you have to say about Manute Bol--he was certainly a unique snowflake in Philadelphia sports. Not too many players in basketball history could truly be described as "singular," but Manute, who the Sixers were lucky enough to have in their employ for three glorious seasons in the early 90s, and who died over the weekend at the age of 47, was undoubtedly a singular player. An awkward, rail-thin, ultra-gregarious Sudanese seven-foot-sevener, Bill Simmons compared watching him emerge from the tunnel before games to being like "watching the aliens emerge from the Close Encounters UFOs," while including him in The Book of Basketball's Never Will Be Seen Again All-Star Team.

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