TAG: Luol Deng

Latest News / Sep 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Ferry’s “African” Deng Comment Came From Cavs Front Office Report

Luol Deng, Kyle Korver

Embattled Hawks GM Danny Ferry has maintained all along that he was merely a conduit when he read aloud a racist scouting report about Luol Deng for Hawks minority owners, including one, Michael Gearon Jr., who wanted him gone. The line, “he’s got a little African in him,” was purportedly found in a report from the Cavaliers’ front office, but Ferry still ad-libbed a lot of his bigoted polemic. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Listen To Audio Of Danny Ferry’s Offensive Comments About Luol Deng

Danny Ferry

Audio of the teleconference in which Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry referred to free agent target and eventual Miami Heat signee Luol Deng as having “some African in him” has surfaced. Read More »

Smack / Sep 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Danny Ferry Called Bonzi Wells The N-Word In ’02

Bonzi Wells

During a Blazers win over the Spurs in 2002, Bonzi Wells spat on Danny Ferry and was suspended for a game because of the incident. At the time, it was just another in a long line of tempestuous on-court Bonzi moments, but after recent evidence of Ferry’s racially-charged invective directed at Luol Deng during a conference call with minority owners , the event may illuminate even more about Ferry’s record with race. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 9, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Luol Deng Says He’s “Saddened” By Danny Ferry’s “African” Comments

Luol Deng, DeMarre Carroll

The Hawks probe that eventually forced Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson to sell the team, also recovered an inflammatory incident involving GM Danny Ferry, who made a racist comment about Luol Deng having “some African in him” during a free agency meeting with owners. Now, Deng has responded to the remarks, saying he’s “saddened” and “disappointed” by the line of thinking behind the remarks, but “proud to say I have a lot of African in me, not just ‘a little.’” Read More »

NBA / Sep 8, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Report: Hawks Probe Sparked By GM Saying Luol Deng Has “African In Him”

Danny Ferry

The Atlanta Hawks’ problems extend beyond Bruce Levenson. According to a report, the event that sparked an investigation into Levenson’s bigoted e-mail was GM Danny Ferry saying free agent target Loul Deng has “some African in him.” Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 11:00 am

Heat Owner Micky Arison On Next Season: “We’re Not Done; Not Even Close”

Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Micky Arison, LeBron James

When LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland, the Heat didn’t have much time to sulk. They had to get to work right away, as another one of their superstars, Chris Bosh, was highly sought-after on the open market. On the same day LeBron left, the Heat re-signed Bosh to a five-year deal. From there, they made other moves to remain a contender in the East, including bringing in Luol Deng as LeBron’s replacement. Yesterday, Miami owner Micky Arison published a letter addressing expectations for next season. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 11:15 am

Luol Deng’s Agent Explains His Decision To Join Heat

Luol Deng

When Luol Deng signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Miami Heat, some were surprised by the dollars and term Deng settled for, especially since he turned down a three-year, $30 million offer from the Chicago Bulls before he was traded to Cleveland last season. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 13, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Deng Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Heat

Luol Deng

The shoes of LeBron James can’t be filled by a single player, but the Miami Heat made quick work in finding a replacement for the four-time MVP nevertheless. According to USA Today’s Sam Amick, Luol Deng has agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the Heat. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 12, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Heat “Making Progress” With Luol Deng

Luol Deng

A historically bad day for the Miami Heat could have been even worse had Chris Bosh done as expected and left South Beach for the Houston Rockets in the wake of LeBron James’ departure. But Bosh shocked the basketball world by re-committing to the Heat, and it’s only a matter of time until Dwyane Wade re-ups with Miami, too. Pat Riley still has ample cap space to improve his roster around the Big Two, and he’s reportedly using it in attempts to sign Luol Deng. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 5, 2014 / 12:40 pm

Report: Pat Riley To Meet With Luol Deng Today

Luol Deng, LeBron James

Heat president Pat Riley is attempting to add complementary players to a Heat roster with likely very little cap space in an attempt to persuade the Big 3 to re-sign and continue to challenge for championships. As such, Riles covets a player like free agent Luol Deng, and plans to meet with him today to lay his pitch out, reports Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Read More »