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Luol Deng hosts first hoops clinic in South Sudan

Jul 11, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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There is freedom for South Sudan. It’s fragile, it’s not perfect, but for many people it seems there is hope. Things there may be better than they were.

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a Sudanese refugee, and he was in his new nation to celebrate its freedom — and host it’s first-ever hoops clinic.

Deng talked about what this all meant to him in a video interview with Yahoo below (follow that link and there is video of the clinic). Watch it and you’ll understand why Deng is so well respected by his peers around the league.

  1. khandor - Jul 12, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Luol Deng is a first-class human being, and a prime example of what can be so good about the work done by the NBA. It’s a pity that there are not a whole lot more like him.

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