The Defender (Kindle Single)

[PDF] The Defender (Kindle Single) | by ✓ Jordan Conn, The Defender (Kindle Single), Jordan Conn, The Defender Kindle Single Manute Bol was the first African born player in the NBA and at seven foot seven inches the tallest In the s and s he was also among the league s most fearsome shot blockers and its most beloved figures Off the basketball court however Bol s story was remarkable than most fans ever knew Activist gambler joker rebelBol was a complex man whose fate was inextr, [PDF] The Defender (Kindle Single) | by ✓ Jordan Conn - The Defender (Kindle Single), The Defender Kindle Single Manute Bol was the first African born player in the NBA and at seven foot seven inches the tallest In the s and s he was also among the league s most fearsome shot blockers and its most belove

  • Publisher‏:‎ The Atavist (July 6, 2011)
  • Publication date‏:‎ July 6, 2011
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 168 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 50 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Enabled

The Defender (Kindle Single)

The Defender (Kindle Single) [PDF] The Defender (Kindle Single) | by ✓ Jordan Conn - The Defender (Kindle Single), The Defender Kindle Single Manute Bol was the first African born player in the NBA and at seven foot seven inches the tallest In the s and s he was also among the league s most fearsome shot blockers and its most belove [PDF] The Defender (Kindle Single) | by ✓ Jordan Conn - The Defender (Kindle Single), The Defender Kindle Single Manute Bol was the first African born player in the NBA and at seven foot seven inches the tallest In the s and s he was also among the league s most fearsome shot blockers and its most belove [PDF] The Defender (Kindle Single) | by ✓ Jordan Conn

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  1. The Defender is a fascinating look at the too short life of a very tall man, Manute Bol Basketball fans will be intrigued by this profile, but you don t have to be a fan of sports at all to appreciate the story.For those who know of Bol s exploits in basketball, Jordan Conn s narrative presents him as than a shot blocking, one trick pony Conn recounts Bol s fascination with the three pointer and when fully healthy his ability to alter a game through his defensive prowess More than novelty act, B [...]


  2. I remember when Manute was in Bridgeport I couldn t get enough of him, this deathly skinny giant swatting basketballs away like flies You just had to watch highlights on TV when you could see Manute was involved I remember the Lion story coming up every time another station or newspaper had an interview with him You just had to like him He would make you hold your breath when he pulled up to shoot a three and you would go wild if it went in He was all about family and country and did as much as [...]


  3. As a fan who grew up watching Manute block shots for the Sixers in the early 90 s, I enjoyed this brief, behind the scenes sketch of his public and personal life especially his active political relationship with Sudan which I was mostly unaware of People are rarely as one dimensional as we sometimes imagine them to be, and Manute is no exception At appropriate spots in this detailed narrative, I found myself laughing out loud if you haven t seen a video of Manute shooting 3 s, do so now , engage [...]


  4. If most of the public s lasting impression of Manute Bol is the regrettable Celebrity Boxing appearance, The Defender does its very best to place into context the circumstances for which Bol found himself against the Fridge Like the better articulated sports stories, The Defender goes well beyond sports and the role its central figure plays in it it brings you to arenas farther than sports, than scores and statistics What Conn does well is guide the reader through choices Bol had to make, and su [...]


  5. You needn t just be a sports fan to enjoy this read it will fascinate anyone interested in politics, Africa, Sudan, international affairs, war, fate, sacrifice, community, biography, or just great storytelling Conn s depth of reporting is obvious in his detail and command of the material, and great pacing gives the story real momentum Bol was often something of a sideshow on the court, but his real life was alternately inspiring, hilarious, and heartbreaking This story s many rich vignettes vivi [...]


  6. The content in The Defender was such a quick read and interesting novel and I found myself moving from page to page rather quickly However, the only problem was the length of the novel, it that I have a difficult time saying this is a novel and is instead a short story Conn was able to provide deep insight to a rather interesting and comical character on the basketball court and provided depth to a man so much than a basketball player I found myself wanting to read and was left unsatisfied in on [...]


  7. From the intro you get the sense you are in the hands of a great storyteller Taken around the world and back again, the story casts light on current events the independence of South Sudan through the flawed, but extraordinary life of Manute Bol I remember watching Bol play when I was a kid, but really had no idea about the life he lived Turns out his legacy is not a jersey hanging from the rafters, but the freedom of a nation This is a great read.