The Sudanese gentle giant Manute Bol has passed away ath age 47. Bol,who starred collegiately at the University of Bridgeport,played 10 years in the NBA. The 7 foot 7 giant started his career with the Washington Bullets and went on to play for the Philadelphia 76ers,Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat.More humanitarian than player,most of his earnings went to help his native Sudan. Bol passed from acute kidney failure and Stevens-Johnson syndrome,a skin disease. Bol was a rare athlete,not from his size,but because of his efforts in his native homeland. R.I.P. to a true giant in every sense of the word.