Luol Deng has been singled out for outstanding community service work. The full text of the short Associated Press blurb on ESPN.com is below:
"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service.
Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropic work in his native South Sudan. His recent public service announcement for EnoughProject.org urges peace in his homeland. Deng also established a charitable foundation in Britain, which granted his family political asylum.
Cavs coach Mike Brown says Deng's award is 'well-deserved. He has an amazing story.'
Deng says he's honored to receive the award, which is named after the league's second commissioner and has been handed out since 1975."
This is just the culmination of a lot of the great work he did while here in Chicago, and it's definitely well-earned. Congrats to Deng, even though it still hurts to read "Cavaliers forward Luol Deng." May the reminiscing commence in the comments below. Keep an eye out for a more extensive story in the near future; I sure hope this isn't all the NBA has to say about their community service award.