Chicago Bull Urges British PM to Fund BasketballLONDON (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.
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