Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Deng wants Britain to restore basketball funding


Posted Jan 28, 2013 12:08 PM

LONDON (AP) -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is asking British Prime Minister David Cameron to pump government money into the country's basketball program to ensure the legacy from the London Olympics isn't "completely demolished."

Britain's basketball teams were told last month they will receive no funding for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

In a letter to Cameron, Deng says he has "put too much in and care too greatly to let this happen."

Deng asks: "How are we supposed to motivate these kids to carry along their (basketball) journey when there's now nothing at the end? No Team GB, no Olympic dream, no goal."

Britain qualified for basketball at the London Games as the host nation.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoUSA Basketball Arrivals
Watch as the USA Men's Basketball team arrives for training camp.
photoRose Dunks in Practice
Watch Derrick Rose throw down the dunk in the USA Basketball practice.
photoLatest on Sterling Case
Get the latest information regarding Judge Levanas' ruling regarding the Sterling case.
photo2013-14 Pacers Top 10 Plays
Here are top 10 plays from the regular season.
photo2013-14 Bulls Top 10 Plays
Check out the top 10 plays from the regular season.