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7’ 2” Bol Bol spins through incredible drive and dunk, is the biggest cheat code in the NBA right now

December 15, 2022

Basketball fans of earth, we have breaking news: The Bol Bol era is here. The 7’ 2” Orlando Magic forward/center/force of nature has been slowly gaining steam throughout the NBA season, and on Wednesday he made his arrival official with arguably the most athletic play by a seven-footer in NBA history. Let’s get lanky.

Holy handles, Batman. Bol, the son of NBA cult legend Manute Bol, grabs the board, pushes the ball up court, hits D’Andre Hunter with the spin, and drives to the basket, holding the rock out of the reach of the Trae Young as if he was a puny little child. @DevInTheLab—AKA the no. 1 social media snitch ref—might have a couple of gripes, but again, THIS MAN IS SEVEN-FOOT-TWO. The rules, not just of basketball, but the universe, clearly don’t apply to him.

Bol, who has become proof of Victor Wembanyana's concept before our very eyes, is still raw. His performances have been up and down, but Wednesday’s viral drive and dunk—part of a 21/7 performance including three of four from downtown—shows that the sky is the limit for Bol … literally.