Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In Memory Of Earl Manigault

Exactly 11.5 years ago to this day, society lost one of the great ballers to ever grace the Earth.

I realize that many of my fellow bloggers and readers may not know who Earl "Da Goat" Manigault is. He is my namesake.

He was arguably the best baller that ever lived with an unmatched quickness and a 52" vertical jump. He was better than Kareem, then Lew Alcindor, back in the day. One of the main reasons people remember Da Goat was the movie Rebound. This is when I first came across his story.

Here is an obit from the New York Times.


Justin said...

The Earl Manigault story is one of the saddest. Shows that nobody how talented you are, dreams are not realized if you don't make the right choices.

Justin said...

my bad, I meant to say "no matter" instead of "nobody"