Deng Writes Tremendous Response To Atlanta Hawks Racism Scandal

by Rachel Baker on September 10, 2014

Here is Luol Deng’s response to the racial slur made by the Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry towards Deng. Deng, by the way, signed a two-year deal with the Heat this past July.

Luol Deng Writes Tremendous Response To Atlanta Hawks Racism Scandal .

NBA player Luol Deng was the target of a racial slur made by Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry in a team meeting in July.

Ferry, who apologized on Tuesday while saying the slur came when he was “repeating comments” made by others in scouting reports, told team executives that Deng “has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back.”

In a thoughtfully prepared statement Tuesday night, Deng turned the slur around on Ferry.

“I’m proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just ‘a little,'” he wrote.

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