Luol Deng Sends Letter to PM About Funding British Basketball January 28, 2013 11:51



Luol Deng has sent a letter to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, over the fact that british basketball has seen its funding cut to zero.

Deng brings up the Olympic Legacy that we were all promised after London 2012, and states that he refuses to let the legacy be demolished for basketball. 

Deng goes on; 'I, along with other people involved in the game, have put too much in and care too greatly to let this happen.

'The sport of basketball is a pathway, a pathway that teaches so many valuable lessons on and off the court, how are we supposed to motivate these kids to carry along their journey when there’s now nothing at the end? No Team GB, no Olympic dream, no goal.'

Deng, who plays for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA, also played for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics, and was a major component in the promotion of basketball over the Summer.

Sam Neter, of Hoopsfix.com had already taken the initiative to start a campaign to Fund British Basketball, with the aim to have a petition signed by as many people as possible. Deng has already signed the petition. 

MP Stephen Mosley has also secured an adjournment debate on funding for basketball, which will take place in the House of Commons tonight. 

Take a look at Luol's letter to the PM, and make sure you sign the petition as soon as you can.