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In the 1960s, New York was the center of the basketball ball world. The center of New York was none other than Rucker Park, located in Harlem. Future NBA players like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Connie Hawkins, and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. The best of them all, is widely believed to be Earl "The Goat" Manigault.
Mentored by Halcombe Rucker himself, Manigault's legend started as early as junior high, when he scored 57 points in a single game. His legend continued to grow with signature dunks like the double dunk. The double dunk was when he would dunked the ball with one hand, take the ball from under the net with his other hand, and dunk the ball again...all in one leap.
He is also known for being able to jump and take dollar bills from the top of the backboard. Also, Manigault was known for being an exceptional 3-point shooter. He was a freak.
Unfortunately, in his high school years, Manigault started hanging with the wrong crowd. He was kicked out of school after he was caught smoking marijuana. Because of this, he moved out of New York to go to a private school in North Carolina. It was discovered that Manigault didn't know how to read. He still received scholarship offers from 75 colleges and decided to attend Johnson C. Smith University.
Manigault only lasted one semester due to a combination of poor grades and disagreements with the coaches. He returned to New York and developed a heroine addiction. Due to his addiction, he served two prison sentences that totaled around 3 years prison time.
After his second stint in prison, The Goat founded the "Walk away from Drugs" basketball tournament. The tournament, which is held at Rucker Park, was his way of encouraging kids not to make his mistakes.
In 1988, Earl Manigault died of congestive heart failure. His legend lives on.