Five father-and-son duos who have a connection with the Miami Heat

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Manute Bol and Bol Bol

The Bol duo is the tallest father-son duo in NBA history, with Manute being 7-foot-7 and Bol standing at 7-foot-3. Both Bols had their moments in Heat gear, each being short-lived.

Manute Bol played ten NBA seasons, and was on five different teams, the Washington Bullets who are now the Wizards, the Golden State Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Miami Heat. Despite injury concerns due to his height, Bol played over 70 games in his first seven seasons, and in two of them played a full season.

Bol wreaked havoc early, leading the league in blocks averaging five a contest and made the All-Defensive second team. Bol then led the league in blocks again in his first year with the Warriors, averaging 4.3 a game.

Bol's game then began to decline as the years went on, and after being waived by the 76ers, Manute Bol found himself in Miami for the 1993-1994 season, but his tenure was forgettable. Bol only made one field goal, averaging 7.6 minutes during that time. Miami quickly realized Bol was not a good fit and released him eight games into the season.

Fast forward to the 2019 NBA draft, and it appeared that the Heat were about to take a chance on Manute's son, Bol Bol.

Many people saw the unique skillset Bol Bol had at his size, but his injury history caused him to fall. In one of the rare years Miami had their second-round pick, Heat Nation was in an uproar as it was announced that the Heat selected Bol Bol, who put the Heat hat on and walked across the stage. But it was shortly announced by Shams that Miami was selecting for the Denver Nuggets, who acquired the Heat's pick.

Bol Bol is currently on the Phoenix Suns, with his previous teams being the Nuggets and the Orlando Magic. Bol has not seen much playing time, with part of that reason being injuries. But Bol has shown flashes, with the most recent instance coming against the Houston Rockets on Feb. 24, scoring 25 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

In a league where unicorns are becoming more common, Bol will have a chance to receive minutes wherever he goes, but he has to show he can consistently make an impact and stay healthy.