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Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:56 am

Interesting, and of course Thon Maker came to mind.

Jayson Williams thinks he was much older as well. Imagine if it was discovered that he was indeed 50 in his last year in the league. Also, he supposedly died at 48, Google images of him in 2009, looks older than 47/48 to me.

I really wouldn't be surprised.

https://sports.yahoo.com/manute-bols-birthday-allegedly-made-mightve-played-age-50-220526309.html
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Andrew on Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:24 pm

He wasn't born on October 16th? Damn it, now I'm stuck sharing the day with Tom Tolbert. :(

I wouldn't be surprised if he was at least a few years older than his fabricated date of birth made him out to be. I don't know about him being 55 years old in 1990, which would've made him 50 when he made his debut (and we thought Pablo Prigioni was an old rookie!). I guess we don't know for sure and thus can't rule it out, but my guess would be that he was more likely around 30 when he came into the league, after he was presented as being in his early 20s to get him into college.
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:45 pm

Maybe in 1990 he was 35 like he told Jayson Williams (who obviously thought he was much older). That's would make a little more sense, that would have meant he retired at 40 or 41, and died at like 56.

That sounds a little more realistic.
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby shadowgrin on Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:50 pm

Mutombo now trying to make sure he outlives those that recruited him.





https://www.si.com/vault/2001/07/02/306 ... s-homeland
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Andrew on Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Dee4Three wrote:Maybe in 1990 he was 35 like he told Jayson Williams (who obviously thought he was much older). That's would make a little more sense, that would have meant he retired at 40 or 41, and died at like 56.

That sounds a little more realistic.


Yeah, I could see that being very plausible.
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby NovU on Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:49 pm

Yi Jianlian's age also was in question. People say he was perhaps older while I thought he looked like a high school kid.
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Andrew on Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:54 pm

Ironically, Yi's handlers themselves acted like high school kids.
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Lamrock on Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:57 am

Yi Jianlian's wiki says he was born in 1984, but Google and other sources say 1987.

There's no way anyone, even someone 7'7" could play NBA basketball into their fifties. Especially with training staffs not being as good in the day. He was probably older than he claimed to be, same with Ibaka, Thon and... Shabazz Muhammad
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby [Q] on Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:04 am

NovU wrote:Yi Jianlian's age also was in question. People say he was perhaps older while I thought he looked like a high school kid.

You obviously don't know Asian people lol
With them, it's not about how you look. Babyfaces for life.

Plus add to the fact that the Chinese government always fudged with athletes' ages in the Olympics to be more advantageous to them I believed the rumors that he was older
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:36 am

Heres a really cool article from 2001 about Bol. It states in here that Bol believes he is anywhere from 41 to 44 years old in 2001. So again, we just don't know.

Fascinating stuff in here about him trash talking, and an injury on a dunk attempt.

https://www.si.com/vault/2001/07/02/306824/manute-bol-once-the-nbas-premier-shot-blocker-the-sudanese-sultan-of-swat-has-tried-to-bring-peace-to-his-homeland
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby Andrew on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:31 am

I remember reading about him breaking his teeth on a dunk attempt. I think my favourite Manute trash talking story is when he screamed "Fuck you, you motherfuck! (sic)" at Phil Jackson.
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby benji on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:50 pm

Apparently Bol is the originator of the phrase "my bad" I recently learned.
shadowgrin wrote:Mutombo now trying to make sure he outlives those that recruited him.

Saying this like Mutombo wasn't playing at 50 too.
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Re: Manute Bol - Age in question - Played at 50?

Postby benji on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:53 pm

Of course, the Nets tried to sign Wilt at age 49...because well, they're the Nets.
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