Spud Webb and the late Manute Bol. At tall, Bol was one of the tallest players ever to appear in the NBA. Webb was tall, was one of the shortest players in NBA history. Webb is notable for winning a 1986 slam dunk contest despite his size.
Manute Bol, a Dinka tribesman from the Sudan who was selected by the Washington Bullets overall in the second round of the 1985 NBA draft, defends against the Boston Celtics in a game during his rookie season. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Happy Birthday: Manute Bol October 1962 - Manute Bol was a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. At 7 ft 7 in m) tall, Bol was one of the tallest players ever to appear in the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Mureşan.