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Luol Deng
Luol Deng
Position: F
Born: 04/16/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $10,151,612
Sunday, Deng again returns to Atlanta, this time for an exhibition game against the Hawks. Gone is Ferry, as is the previous ownership group that dragged Deng’s name through the media for months amid their own infighting. Now, as then, Deng said it is an episode neither of his making nor worthy of his attention. “I said it many times, I don’t really care what was said,” he said this past week during a break in the Heat’s preseason. “Everyone that heard of me knows how proud I am to be African. It’s not the first summer that I did anything. It’s just the game highlighted everything.”
Among Miami Heat players conspicuously absent from the team’s informal offseason workouts has been Luol Deng. For good reason. He instead has been tirelessly this summer trying to make his native part the world a better place. Friday, that activism had Deng at the White House with President Obama. This weekend it has him in Washington at “South Sudan Unite,” a rally at George Washington University to end the civil strife and government corruption in his native land.
The White House released an Instagram photo in the wake of Deng’s meeting with Obama. The caption read: “Luol Deng of the @MiamiHeat fled South Sudan as a child with his family and has been working tirelessly to end the conflict there ever since. Luol has directly engaged opposition and government leaders to lobby for a sustainable peace in the country. He’s leading South Sudanese youth and the diaspora in advocating for unity with his South Sudan Unite initiative. That’s why today, he met with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the situation in South Sudan. After the meeting, Luol said the President thanked him for his efforts and asked for his advice on how the United States can best support the peace agreement signed this week.”