The British National Team cannot find insurance for Luol Deng. Luol just inked a six-year deal with the Chicago Bulls that could pay him up to $80 million.
The issue is that playing in Great Britain’s qualifying games for the 2009 European Championship creates a conflict of interest.
The Bulls have paid him said amount of money, what if the man gets hurt? Bulls officials are still weary of injury off the somewhat-recent Jay Williams situation. It would behoove them to proceed with caution. Understandably, they have included this clause in their contract.
There is a school of thought that denigrates Luol. He didn’t make playing for Britain a priority. What gives?
Keep in mind that he’s of Sudanese decent and currently lives in the States. The British team was ecstatic when he volunteered to play and maybe shouldn’t except a rabid nationalism from him.
I don’t think anyone would accuse this man of being overly selfish. He’s worked hard to get to this point so why not get paid?
Is it simply a matter of nationalism versus income?
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