Found February 28, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
PLAYERS: David Stern
TEAMS: Chicago Bulls
 Sorry Niki Minaj, but the best part of the roster introductions from Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Orlando came courtesy of Luol  Deng  and his T-shirt.  In case you tuned in late, the Chicago Bulls forward proudly donned a black T-shirt featuring an outlined map of Africa and represented  his roots to the fullest when his name was called on the All-Star stage as an Eastern Conference reserve.  No harm, right? You would think so.  Well, the NBA just might call a fashion foul on Deng.  What was intended as a gesture of pride and inspiration may result in a fine by the league, and the 26-year old Deng -- who hails from  South Sudan and became the first British basketball player named to the NBA All-Star Game -- is more than happy to ante-up.  "If I get fined, I'm OK. To me, what I did is worth it for me,” the Bulls star said after the game. "I wouldn't do something that's negative. I wouldn't do that at all. If you look at the T-shirt, it's not of ...

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County votes to earmark about $3 million in parking revenue for downtown arena

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Elation now - big votes next

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