INDIANAPOLIS — Manute Bol's efforts to raise money for the people of his warn-torn homeland got more ice time than the former NBA player.
The 7-foot-7 basketball player from Sudan sat on the bench Saturday night as the puck dropped in his hockey debut. He didn't stay long, leaving the rink while the Central Hockey League game was still going on.
Bol made his first appearance with the Indianapolis Ice at Conseco Fieldhouse when the team faced the Amarillo Gorillas. Bol signed a contract with the Ice last week.
But Ice officials said Saturday's appearance is likely to be Bol's last with the team. Bol's arthritic feet began to swell inside his custom-made ice skates, and after the first period he was out of uniform and signing autographs.