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Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Looking to wrap up his NBA career with the same club where he debuted, Luol Deng signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Bulls

FULL CIRCLE. The Chicago Bulls plan to honor Luol Deng this season. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Britain's Luol Deng to join Timberwolves for 15th NBA campaign

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Deng reunites with ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau who has a roster of a team jokingly dubbed the "Timberbulls"

REUNION. Luol Deng of Great Britain (C) vies with Kobe Bryant of the USA (L) and Kevin Durant of the USA during their Olympic warm up game at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England on July 19, 2012. File Photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Lakers forward Deng 'proud refugee' against Trump travel ban

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Deng stresses the struggles of refugees to simply survive and then escape the violence around them and urged people not to become numb to their suffering

'PROUD REFUGEE.' Lakers forward and Sudan-born Luol Deng, who is now a British citizen, condemns US President Donald Trump's travel ban. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Luol Deng looking forward to Lakers renaissance

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Deng s arrival provides a young Lakers squad with a pillar of maturity as the post Kobe Bryant transition gets underway

NEW START. Luol Deng joins a young Lakers team which won just 17 games last season and has nowhere to go but up. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NBA free agency 2016: winners and losers (so far)

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Free agency has already seen its share of eye brow raising moves Take a look back at some of the best and worst moves so far

RE-SIGNED. Jordan Clarkson was one of the bright spots for the Lakers' difficult last season. His re-signing has also been a bright spot during a head-scratching free agency period so far. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Heat's Deng, Whiteside questionable for Game 6 against Raptors

May 13, 2016 - 6:52 AM

Luol Deng s sprained wrist and Hassan Whiteside s sprained knee could keep them out of action as Miami looks to extend the series

QUESTIONABLE. Luol Deng is one of the Miami Heat players who may not see action in Game 6 due to injury. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Miami Heat scorching shooting earns win over Chicago

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The Heat shoot a club record 67 5 from the field

HOT SHOOTING. Dwyane Wade scored 18 points and dished 7 assists in the historic win. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Aldridge hot commodities as NBA free agency looms

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:13 AM

Free agency begins Wednesday with LeBron James and Kevin Love drawing plenty of attention but LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol more likely to make a move

LeBron James is once again an unrestricted free agent, which could exert pressure on Cleveland management to make the moves he wants from the team. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Dwyane Wade opts out of Heat deal, wants big money contract - report

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:49 AM

The 3 time NBA champion Wade is reportedly seeking 60 million over 3 years but the Heat aren t too keen on that big of a contract

SHOW ME THE MONEY. Dwyane Wade has opted out of the final year of his contract. Photo by AFP/Christian Petersen.

Atlanta Hawks GM steps down after racist remarks

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:00 AM

Danny Ferry stepped down as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks after a 10 month leave following racist remarks he made about Luol Deng

HAWK DOWN. Danny Ferry has stepped down from his position in the Atlanta Hawks organization. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Heat stay alive in playoff race

Apr 14, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Miami manages to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot after fending off a late rally by the Orlando Magic

MR WHITESIDE. Hassan Whiteside grabs one of his 13 rebounds. Photo from Miami Heat's Facebook page

Hawks start sale process after racism scandal

Jan 09, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Former NBA player Grant Hill former Toronto Raptors top executive Bryan Colangelo and billionaire Sheldon Adelson have inquired about the team

FOR SALE. The Atlanta Hawks franchise are now for sale following a racism controversy. Photo from

Spurs seek repeat while LeBron revives Cavaliers

Oct 26, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Can the Spurs repeat? Can LeBron James fire up Cleveland? How will the Clippers respond in a new era? How formidable are the Bulls?

BACK TO BACK? Can the reigning NBA champions San Antonio Spurs repeat their romp to the title this season? Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Atlanta Hawks apologize to players, city for racism row

Sep 14, 2014 - 1:58 PM

We ask our fans to continue to support our players as we all learn through this process says owner Steve Koonin in the letter

NBA: Ferry steps away from Hawks' operations

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Head coach Mike Budenholzer will take over the operations of the team

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks as the Hawks introduce their NBA draft picks during a press conference in 2013. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA commissioner doesn't think Ferry should be fired for racist remarks

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:59 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he does not think Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry should be fired for making racist remarks against player Luol Deng

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks as the Hawks introduce their NBA draft picks during a press conference in 2013. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA: Deng 'saddened' and 'disturbed' by Ferry's racial comments

Sep 10, 2014 - 6:01 PM

African born British NBA star Luol Deng says he s upset after Atlanta Hawks GM said he s like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back

Luol Deng (L) was the target of racial comments by Hawks GM Danny Ferry. File photo by David Maxwell/EPA

Miami Heat greet Gilas Pilipinas in Florida

Jul 29, 2014 - 7:40 PM

The Philippine men s national basketball team were warmly welcomed to Florida by the Miami Heat

Head coach Chot Reyes and the rest of Gilas Pilipinas were warmly welcomed to Miami by the four-time defending Eastern conference champion Heat. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Holding Court - With LeBron gone, the Heat pick up the pieces

Jul 24, 2014 - 3:12 PM

After LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland Wade Bosh and the Miami Heat have a tough task ahead in rebuilding to championship status

TURN DOWN. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are tasked with helping guide the new-look Miami Heat after LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

2014 NBA Free Agency Grades

Jul 22, 2014 - 7:27 PM

NBA teams went on a signings spree after LeBron s decision to go back to Cleveland Rappler rates the moves made in the 2014 Free agency period

TOP FREE AGENTS. From Left: Luol Deng, LeBron James, and Pau Gasol all switched teams during the off season. Photos from EPA

Dwyane Wade will remain with Miami Heat

Jul 16, 2014 - 3:32 AM

Dwyane Wade ended speculation that he d leave Miami via Twitter

Dwyane Wade has re-signed with the Miami Heat, joining Chris Bosh and Luol Deng as they try to return to their winning ways without LeBron James. Photo by AFP/Christian Petersen.

Chicago's Noah named NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Apr 22, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Joakim Noah averaged 11 3 rebounds 1 5 blocks and 1 2 steals a game to become the first Chicago Bull to win the Defensive Player award since Michael Jordan

BULL DOZER. Joakim Noah blocks a shot from Lance Stephenson of Indiana. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA: Luol Deng wins Citizenship Award

Apr 16, 2014 - 6:26 AM

Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Luol Deng was honored Tuesday with the NBA s J Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

CITIZEN DENG. Luol Deng (L) of the Cleveland Cavaliers Luol Deng drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks player Samuel Dalembert during a game in January. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

NBA: Cavaliers snap Knicks' win streak

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Jarrett Jack finished with a season high 31 points and tallied 10 assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106 100 win over the New York Knicks late Sunday

SNAPPED. The Knicks had their season-high eight game winning streak snapped in a Sunday loss to the Cavs. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

NBA: Irving drops 31 as Cavs hand Thunder third straight loss

Feb 27, 2014 - 5:21 PM

NBA All Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving scored 31 points to carry the Cleveland Cavaliers over Oklahoma City 114 104 Wednesday stretching the Thunder s losing streak to three games

OVERDRIVE. Kyrie Irving, shown during a game last April, dropped 31 points on the Thunder. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

Holding Court: The NBA's Mount Rushmore

Feb 17, 2014 - 12:46 AM

LeBron James believes that he ll have earned a spot on the NBA s mythical Mount Rushmore by the time he retires Columnist Bert A Ramirez thinks he has a lot more to accomplish before that s a realistic possibility

IMMORTALIZED IN GRANITE. NBA star LeBron James believes that Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson belong on NBA's mythical Mt. Rushmore. He also believes he'll be replacing one of them some day. Graphic by Raffy De Guzman/Rappler

Holding Court: Kevin Durant gets inside track for NBA MVP honors

Feb 08, 2014 - 3:54 PM

LeBron James has won NBA MVP honors in 4 of the past 5 years but is the King James era ending and the Durant era beginning? Columnist Bert A Ramirez gives his thoughts

THUNDER RUMBLING. Kevin Durant, shown dunking during last year's All-Star game, is on track to get his first NBA MVP award this year. Photo by Eric Gay/EPA

WATCH: Jeremy Lin revives Linsanity with first triple-double

Feb 02, 2014 - 8:05 PM

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin evoked memories of his magical two month Cinderella story with the Knicks in 2012 on Saturday night notching his first career triple double in a Rocket win

LINSANITY. Jeremy Lin scored his first triple-double as the Rockets defeated the Cavs. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Cavs acquire Luol Deng from Bulls for Andrew Bynum

Jan 07, 2014 - 2:54 PM

In a surprise deal Bulls All Star forward Luol Deng lands with the Cavaliers in exchange for troubled center Andrew Bynum

SURPRISE TRADE. The Cavaliers, initially in talks with the Lakers, acquires Luol Deng (L) from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Andrew Bynum (R). Photo from EPA

NBA wRap: Kobe's return, Bulls vs Pelicans triple OT

Dec 09, 2013 - 1:33 PM

Kobe Bryant returns to the court after an 8 month lay off and Bulls Pelicans triple overtime draws career game from Ryan Anderson

BLACK MAMBA IS BACK. Kobe Bryant grabs a rebound in his first game of the 2013-2014 season coming back from an achilles tear. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Bulls' Deng rushed to ER, doubtful for Game 7

May 04, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Chicago s Luol Deng was in a hospital emergency room for the 2nd time in 3 days trying to overcome a viral flu

HOBBLED. Deng could miss Game 7. Photo from Bulls' Facebook page.

Heat get back at Bulls

Apr 15, 2013 - 9:04 AM

LeBron James scored 24 points to lead Miami to a 105 93 win over Chicago the team that snapped their 27 game winning streak

Streak ends as Bulls stop Heat

Mar 28, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer came up big in crunch time as Chicago stopped Miami s 27 game winning streak