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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Was Manute Bol Playing In The NBA In His 50s?

Maybe.  According to Kevin Mackey, the man who brought Manute Bol to the US in the 80s, he made up Bol's birth date.

The former Cleveland State says he has no idea how old Bol was when he arrived and he could have been in his 30s, ZAGSBLOG:

“I gave him his birthday because they didn’t know how old he was,” Mackey, now a scout with the Indiana Pacers, told ZAGSBLOG.

“Every athletic door is open at 19, every athletic door is closed when you’re 35,” said Mackey, 71. “He was probably 40, 50 years old when he was playing in the NBA.”

That's great.  Now that it's out there it will forever be the story.