I am still f’n busy, out on a two week business trip, and it will be like that for few more days.
But some facts made me find the time to write this. In order of importance:
1) this F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C Manute Bol/guidos story, that follows the video posted below.
So I received this email:
Go Sixers! It is so awesome to know there are Sixers fans all over the world. It’s hard enough to find “real” Sixers fans here in Philly.
Just wanted to share a cool guido / Manute Bol story with you real quick…
I must have been about 11 years old. I had just started playing CYO basketball for a church in my neighborhood. My coach was a real South Philly Guido for sure (just to give you an idea of how much of a
South Philly Guido he was, he was a bookie and he’d be on his cell phone checking the lines and taking bets on NFL games during our games).
He was particularly proud of myself and a few other players after a big win one game and decided he was gonna take us all to a Sixers game. We were super pumped! Since he was a South Philly guido, he “had a connect” at the Spectrum. He got us snuck in a service entrance and we got some seats up in the nosebleeds and we wanted MANUTE!
All damn game we were chanting “WE WANT MANUTE! WE WANT MANUTE!” To no avail… Jimmy Lynam would not put Manute in the damn game! WTF?
We were deep in the fourth quarter of a close game when we finally couldn’t take it anymore. We went all around our section recruiting other fans to join the chant. “WE WANT MANUTE ! WE WANT MANUTE !” It
started with us, then our whole section, then the whole upper deck, then… The entire Spectrum! “WE WANT MANUTE ! WE WANT MANUTE ! WE WANT MANUTE !”
It got so loud that Jimmy Lynam had to take a time out to put him in the game! Manute stepped on the court they passed him the ball, he cranked his long arms over his back and threw up one of his signature catapult slingshot 3 pointers and SWISH !!! The god damn crowd went crazy!
It was just the spark the Sixers needed to take the game away. After that, the Sixers ran away with the game, never looking back and we won. That is not only my favorite Manute Bol memory, but one of my favorite sports moments in my life. Had to share it with you.
Thanks! GO SIXERS!
We have to thank S4G reader Jesse for this, he gave me the permission to post it on this site.
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