Luol Deng

Who Is Really Paying the Price of Fighting in South Sudan?

Luol Deng | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Luol Deng

I know what it's like to lose your childhood to war. When I was five and conflict raged in Sudan, my family and I were amongst the lucky ones to leave for Egypt. Four years later we were granted asylum in the United Kingdom. Inspired by legendary South Sudanese basketball player Manute Bol, my siblings and I took up basketball which helped us fit in. Like Manute, I was lucky enough to turn the sport I loved into a career as a professional NBA player in the United States.

'No Team GB, No Olympic Dream, No Goal'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Luol Deng, Britain's biggest basketball star, has written a furious letter to David Cameron, vowing he will not sit back and allow the legacy of his s...

Let's Peel the 'Plastic' Label off Team GB's Foreign-born Athletes

Josh Cowls | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Sport
Josh Cowls

Make no mistake: the failure of G4S to provide the requisite security staff is a true debacle, and lampooning a pitiful British summer has always been fair game. But one of the less helpful stories to have emerged in recent weeks is the discussion of so-called 'Plastic Brits': members of the British Olympic team who were born overseas.