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Richie77
Nov 13th, 2002, 07:59 AM
I still kinda can't believe this.

Manute Bol, who is well-known as the tallest player ever in the NBA (7'7", or 231 cm), is joining the Indianapolis Ice hockey team.

The Ice is a minor league hockey team (the International Hockey League), and are well-known and well-regarded here in Indy...I'm not exactly sure why Manute is joining the team, but I will try to find something about it in the paper this morning.

My question is, where are they going to find a uniform, and knee pads big enough to fit Manute? :)

http://www.geocities.co.jp/Athlete/5022/bol/bol_76.jpg

BasicTennis
Nov 13th, 2002, 08:04 AM
does height an advantage in ice hockey?

BigB0882
Nov 13th, 2002, 08:10 AM
Height is surely a disadvantage in hockey! In hockey it is good to have your center of gravity lower so you can move quickly and make changes in direction much faster. He also has a longer way to fall than those other players, ouch! :eek:

CHOCO
Nov 13th, 2002, 08:14 AM
i think it's a marketing ploy to attract attention. but it sounds like alot of fun for the fans.

BasicTennis
Nov 13th, 2002, 08:31 AM
poor manute. why not play volleyball instead.

Chris
Nov 13th, 2002, 10:21 AM
hehe.....

http://espn-i.starwave.com/@v=0312895@/media/nhl/2002/1112/photo/bol_vt.jpg

BasicTennis
Nov 13th, 2002, 10:44 AM
LMAO@above pic.:D

Richie77
Nov 14th, 2002, 01:38 AM
CHOCO, that's what my boss (sports editor of a suburban newspaper) said. Although there was a little blurb about it in today's Indianapolis newspaper, and it looks like he's serious about it.

BasicTennis, I think Manute would give any volleyball team a wayyyy unfair advantage! :)

Hawk
Nov 14th, 2002, 02:45 AM
Height can be an advantage in hockey..but you need the size to go with it. Manute is a twig..if he got checked he would break in half!! I doubt he'll actually play..but the image of him on skates is hiliarious :D