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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
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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.
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.”
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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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.
via Instagram
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Asked whether he would ever suit up for his country again Deng, back in the UK to promote the DENG Camp TOP 50, said: “Honestly I’ve thought about it, but I don’t know. “I really think my insurance issue holds the key to everything. I don’t think any team in the NBA would let me play without insurance. It doesn’t make sense. “But I really hope not, because the way it ended was not how I wanted it to end. I’m very much for playing again, and the coach knows that.”
via Daily Star