He’s Dunking in Heaven Now

Mary Katherine Ham points to a NY Times profile of recently deceased Manute Bol, who, it turns out, is the kind of guy you wish could’ve stuck around longer:

Bol, a Christian Sudanese immigrant, believed his life was a gift from God to be used in the service of others. As he put it to Sports Illustrated in 2004: “God guided me to America and gave me a good job. But he also gave me a heart so I would look back.” …

┬áBol reportedly gave most of his fortune, estimated at $6 million, to aid Sudanese refugees. As one twitter feed aptly put it: “Most NBA cats go broke on cars, jewelry & groupies. Manute Bol went broke building hospitals.”

I had no idea. There are people in the world who are better than we know.

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