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NBA盖帽王Manute Bol辞世,其无与伦比的爱国情节永留苏丹

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How Manute Bol Used His Sports Fame for a Greater Good


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This is the VOA Special English Development Report.

Manute Bol played ten years in the National Basketball Association. But he will be remembered as much for his shot-blocking in the NBA as for his charity work in Sudan. He died June nineteenth from kidney failure and a rare and painful skin disorder.

He became sick while working in his homeland. He was forty-seven years old. A funeral took place last week at Washington's National Cathedral.

Manute Bol was born in southern Sudan. He stood two hundred thirty-one centimeters -- tall even for a Dinka, some of Africa's tallest people.

His father, a tribal chief, did not think basketball was "good work for a Dinka." But the teenager chose it over herding his family's cattle.

He did not have much luck, though, the first time he went up to dunk the ball. As he once told the Washington Post: "When I came down I hurt my teeth in the net."

In the NBA, Manute Bol averaged less than three points a game on offense. But on defense, he became one of the most feared shot-blockers in the league. Former player Rory Sparrow says he was not afraid of anyone -- not even Michael Jordan.

RORY SPARROW: "He just laughed and said, 'What Michael Jordan? Why should I be afraid of Michael Jordan? I kill lion. He come in, I block his shot.' And sure enough, he blocked his shot. Michael made a couple of dunks. But hey, Manute stood his ground."

He finished his career as the fourteenth best shot-blocker in NBA history. He enjoyed his fame. But he never forgot his people. Years of civil war left southern Sudan in ruins. He estimated that he lost two hundred fifty members of his extended family.

He helped raise money for refugees. Reports say he donated nearly all of the estimated six million dollars he made playing basketball.

Before his death, he was working with the Sudan Sunrise group to help bring the country together. His goal was to build forty-one schools.

He took his Christian faith seriously. "God guided me to America and gave me a good job. But he also gave me a heart, so I would look back," he said in Sports Illustrated magazine in two thousand four.

That year, Manute Bol broke his neck in a car accident. He was thrown from a taxi. After recovering, he moved to the state of Kansas, and met United States Senator Sam Brownback.

SAM BROWNBACK: "I can't think of a person that I know of in the world that used their celebrity status for a greater good than what Manute Bol did. He used it for his people, he gave his life for his people."

And that's the VOA Special English Development Report, written by Michael DeFabo. I'm Bob Doughty.


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纪念 Manute Bol - 来自苏丹的老虎,无与伦比的爱国情结

2010年NBA总决赛刚结束,Manute Bol这个来自苏丹的7英尺7英寸长人去世了,享年才不到48岁。。。

Manute Bol是苏丹Dinka部落首领的儿子,取名“Manute”的意思是“Special Blessing”(得到上天的特殊眷恋),生肖属虎五行属水,所以我给他起名苏丹的老虎。

RIP Manute Bol在 1985年登陆NBA,83被华盛顿子弹在第2轮第7位选中,由於营养不均,7英尺7英寸的他只有200磅出头,以至於被队友飞猪Barkely嘲讽:“ 我肚子饿时,只要下楼打开冰箱就有东西吃,你还要出去打猎才能填饱肚子。”(猪猪这张嘴永远都不会消停的)。。。10个赛季里先后效力过4支球队,虽然得分和篮板并不出众,但是盖帽却是RIP的绝活,他还获得过2届盖帽王,新秀菜鸟赛季在80场比赛中就场均5个帽豪取盖帽王称号,88-89赛季他也以场均 4.3个帽夺得盖帽王,他也是为数不多的盖过天勾贾巴尔的男人,另外两个是种马张伯伦和内特大帝Thurmond,随著RIP的离去,活著的能让天勾蒙羞的人也就剩下Thurmond了。

人们最熟知的RIP就是他对奥兰多魔术的连续4次封盖和某场比赛三分球12中6,殊不知RIP在场外的故事更精彩更感人,他的爱国情结无与伦比。。。

RIP的爱国情结:

他建立的Ring True Foundation源源不断的支援苏丹难民,不但如此,他还把他在NBA十年来赚来的钱绝大部分都花在了支援祖国苏丹上,10年工资总共挣了600万左右,他捐赠了350万美金,要知道三百五十万美金在八十年代已经是天文数字了,贱鸟一年工资也才180万美金,淫魔这个级别的也才250万美金一年,更何况RIP还是个2轮签的板凳球员一年工资也才那麼一点。。。想想姚明在汶川和玉树地震的时候捐了多少!!!???除了成立基金会捐钱以外,身体力行的他还经常回到苏丹看望那里的难民营,当地人民把它当成皇亲国戚一样来景仰。

2002年的时候,为了宣传他的基金会,Fox TV电视台同意播出RIP的基金会的电话号码,条件是他和前橄榄球运动员William Perry来一场名人拳击表演赛(RIP象徵性的在第三轮获胜)。。。想想RIP那竹竿的身材要和“Refrigerator”那硕大的体型来肉搏就可怕,类似於木桶伯和鲨鱼打拳击赛。。。。。。为了苏丹的难民孩子们,他做牛做马都认了。

 

 

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