HoopsHype Brixton rumors
Deng admitted that UK Sport's controversial decision to cut funding was part of his motivation in opening the academy in Brixton. Basketball saw it's funding cut by the sporting body just 18 months after the London Olympics, but UK Sport decided it couldn't justify the ongoing expenditure given basketball's slim medal prospects. Deng spent his formative years in Brixton after moving to England from Sudan before heading to the United States to pursue his dream of becoming a professional basketball player in the NBA. The Daily Express
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