Vin Baker #42 of the Seattle Supersonics shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 2, 2000 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Vin Baker #42 of the Seattle Supersonics shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 2, 2000 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Derek Anderson #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket against Vin Baker #42 of the Seattle Supersonics on December 12, 2000 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Derek Anderson #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket against Vin Baker #42 of the Seattle Supersonics on December 12, 2000 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Manute Bol was the tallest man in the NBA at 7'7''.  He was one of the best blockers in history.  He lacked strength, only weighing 200 lbs (after gaining 20 lbs from weight training).  After retirement from basketball, he worked on humanitarian causes.  He died at age 47 from an adverse reaction to a medication.

Manute Bol was the tallest man in the NBA at 7'7''. He was one of the best blockers in history. He lacked strength, only weighing 200 lbs (after gaining 20 lbs from weight training). After retirement from basketball, he worked on humanitarian causes. He died at age 47 from an adverse reaction to a medication.

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