Creating a bobblehead that actually looks like a player is a tough feat. In the past, many sports teams have failed miserably at such a task. However, when the Golden State Warriors decided to honor the late Manute Bol, they nailed it.
It was Manute Bol bobblehead night in Oakland on Tuesday. In honor of the 7’7″ big man, the Warriors decided to make a life-sized bobblehead of him. No, really. The Warriors posted this photo to their Twitter page earlier this week:
That is Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who himself is seven feet tall, standing next to the 7’7″ bobblehead of Bol.
The enormous bobblehead was on display all night at the Oracle Arena. The first 10,000 fans who arrived to Tuesday nights game received their own Bol bobbleheads. Though the giveaway bobbleheads were much smaller, the 10″ tall figurines are the biggest bobbleheads ever given away by the Warriors. A sizable tribute to the NBA’s former tallest player.
Luckily the Warriors bobblehead was a pretty accurate representation of Bol. Here is a look at some memorable bobblehead blunders in the past:
In 2012 the San Francisco Giants gave away this Sergio Romo bobblehead to fans. The bobblehead looked more like Red Sox great, Luis Tiant, as the skin tone was far darker than Romo’s. (Photo: Twitter/@bigleaguestew)
In 2012 the Philadelphia Phillies gave away this awful bobblehead of Roy Halladay. The Phillies really botched this one as Halladay’s glove is on the wrong hand. (Photo: Twitter/@zoowithroy)
In 2014 the Detroit Tigers gave away Miguel Cabrera bobbleheads celebrating his 2013 AL MVP award. The bobbleheads featured Cabrera holding the MVP award in his hand, however they goofed up by writing ‘National League MVP’ instead of American League MVP on the award. (Photo: Twitter/@detroitsportsnation)
In 2015 the Charlotte Hornets gave away Lance Stephenson bobbleheads to their fans. However the bobblehead looked more like Chris Rock than Stephenson. Stephenson posted about his discontent with the bobbleheads on his Instagram page by posting this photo with the caption ‘This bubblehead do not look like me.’ (Photo: Instagram/@stephensonlance)
In 2012 the Washington Wizards gave away John Wall bobbleheads. The bobbleheads looked nothing like Wall and instead looked like some sort of evil cartoon character. (Photo: Instagram/@Jose3030)
In 2013 the Sacramento RiverCats, a minor league baseball team, gave away these Barry Zito bobbleheads. Not only does the scraggly beard look weird, but they made the left-handed Zito a righty. (Photo: Twitter/@checkwitek)