Manute Bol died too young.
He died in large part because he contracted a miserable skin disease while doing relief work in his native Sudan.
Previously he had marketed his post-NBA persona in clownish fashion--to finance his relief work.
Previously he had spent his NBA fortune--to finance his relief work.
Minute Bol believed that Jesus of Nazareth s God incarnate who died willingly for the sake of undeserving people. Hence, his own highly counter-instinctive life and death.
Read about it in WSJ's weekly "Houses of Worship" column.