Ratings NBA2k15 Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade 86 Chris Bosh 84 Luol Deng 79 Danny Granger 76 Mario Chalmers 75 Chris Andersen 75
Thibs declares "Miami hasn't skipped a beat" with addition of Luol Deng. Bulls hoping to be playoff team.
Deng's foundation works w/aspiring bball players in S. London. It was Manute Bol who introduced ball to the Dengs and the cycle continues.
Luol Deng: “There’s nothing more fun than being with a group of guys who are experienced and are excited to go and battle."
Deng: The biggest mistake I would make is to try to be LeBron. I’m not LeBron. So I just got to be myself, work hard and try to do my best.
Deng on Pat Riley: "The things that he said to me really got me excited and I wanted to take the chance and follow through on what he said."
Luol Deng told me that the Heat were the first team to contact him on the night when free agency began in July.
Luol Deng and Birdman leading the post-practice wind sprints after the first training-camp session.
Deng: "One of the hardest things to do as a human being and something we should do more often is forgive."
Deng: "Everything happens for a reason and we can turn a situation of something so negative...and turn it into something positive."
Luol Deng: "One of the hardest things to do as a human being, and something we should do more often, is forgive."
Luol Deng says he was close to signing with Atlanta and never got any sense of prejudice from them. He was totally surprised.
Most questions to Luol Deng were about the Hawks controversy. Says he was close to signing with them. He forgives Ferry, wants to move on.
The irony is that Luol Deng said he was close to signing with the Hawks.
Luol Deng, "I don't think Danny Ferry is a racist. I really don't."
Luol Deng, "I do forgive Danny [Ferry]. It's not something I want to hold on to."
Luol Deng: "I don't believe Danny Ferry is a racist." Says he'd like to work with Ferry on an Africa-related charity project.
Deng said he was actually close to signing with Atlanta. Suggests Ferry should have read offensive comments to himself before saying them.
Luol Deng: "I don't think Danny [Ferry] is racist."
Deng: "I don't think Danny is racist. "
Deng said he believes Ferry's remorse is genuine. "I do not think Danny is racist."
Luol Deng on Hawks: "I do forgive them. It's not something I want to hold onto for the rest of my career or my life."
Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry. "It's not something I want to hold onto... I believe he's really sorry for what he said."
Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry
Luol Deng said he forgives danny Ferry for offensive comments. Deng spoke to him
Haslem: "Obviously we lost a great 2-way player in LeBron, but we also brought in a pretty damn good 2-way player in Luol."
Haslem on McRoberts/Granger/Deng joining the team: "I tell those guys the same things I did against you back then I'll do for you now."
Wade says he's always perceived Luol Deng as one of the top character guys in the NBA-- "Tough, consistent. We welcome him w/ open arms."
Spoelstra says Heat inadvertently put McRoberts, Granger & Deng lockers next to each other. He immediately said mix them around w/returnees.
Spoelstra on Deng: "The type of person he is, the qualities he embodies, are very similar to the Heat code. We were fortunate to get him."
Erik Spoelstra: "It's probably not a surprise to anybody that we sought after a player the caliber of Luol Deng."
Just had a heart to heart meeting w/ Hawks GM Danny Ferry! He apologized for his comments about Luol Deng & the African American community.