Found June 30, 2012 on
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Luol Deng was a special guest at the Nike World Basketball Festival in his hometown of Brixton, London on Saturday. The all day event, free to the public, featured “clinics, games, events and exclusive appearances from Nike’s global athletes and guest music acts.” Among the events throughout the day, Deng judged the Slam Dunk contest with Scottie Pippen who was also invited.
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Luol Deng, who is in London as a special guest for the World Basketball Festival, was a special guest on Channel 4′s show, Sunday Brunch this morning. The program consists of ”celebrity guests, tasty cookery, chat and banter”, according to its website.
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Tom Thibodeau called into ESPN’s Waddle and Silvy radio show on Friday afternoon to talk NBA Draft and the outlook on next season. When asked to comment on Luol Deng’s decision to play in the Olympics and derailing wrist surgery, Thibodeau said the Bulls starter is “feeling a lot better, his wrist is a lot stronger”. When asked to elaborate on his off-season plan, Thibs...
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Chicago Bulls restricted free-agent center Omer Asik has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Houston Rockets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been officially announced. Free agents cannot sign new contracts until July 11 and because the 7-foot Asik is restricted, the Bulls...
Omer Asik will earn $15 million in Year 3 of his agreement with the Rockets.
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