Tonight at K2, there is a basketball international between Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Making his début for GB is Luol Deng, who came to this country as a refugee (or, as the current parlance has it, asylum seeker) from the war in Southern Sudan. In the USA he plays for the Chicago Bulls, one of the top NBA teams, and is in the process of starting a new contract which is worth more than Wayne Rooney’s.
It’s heartening that he has retained his association with his childhood home, where he started his career, and wants to play for the GB team, it’s quite possible that he could easily take US citizenship and try to get into their team, given his talent.
Good luck to the GB team tonight!
[Edit – GB 88 – 59 RoI, with Deng scoring 24 points. Looks like luck wasn’t needed, but there’s another game tonight (17 August) with a real test against Slovakia next week in Birmingham]