Miami Heat forward Luol Deng shared a photo of the opening of Manute Bol Court in Juba, South Sudan on his Instagram over the weekend, calling it one of his "most memorable" accomplishments:
Deng lived in South Sudan before his family escaped the country's civil war and headed to Egypt -- where he met Bol -- and then London.
It is unfortunate that Bol, who died in 2010 from a painful skin condition and kidney failure stemming from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, never got to see the court or the impact his legacy had on basketball in Sudan and the country in general.
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But Deng, who won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2014, is doing a fantastic job continuing Bol's humanitarian efforts. The Luol Deng Foundation built the court for South Sudanese children to play and learn the game that allowed Bol and Deng to make a great living in the United States.
(H/t Sporting News.)