Apr 22, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng (9) dunks the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during game two in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Barclays Center. Bulls won 90-82. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs: Luol Deng Explains His Medical Condition On Twitter


Luol Deng was forced to miss the pivotal game 6 of the 2013 NBA Playoffs first-round series between the Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets. It was initially reported that Deng was suffering from the flu, but his condition was significantly more serious, as he explained on his Twitter.

Clearly, Deng’s condition is serious. The fact that people actually criticized him is curious in itself. Luol has always played through injury and his pain threshold is one of the highest in the league. He has played for an extended time with a torn ligament in his hand, led the league in minutes in both the regular season and in the playoffs, and is as tough of a player as they come.

Despite this, Deng still seems to be underappreciated, which is a shame. He obviously wants to play, but if he really needs to spend the night in the ER, it is very unlikely he will make the flight to play game 7 in Brooklyn.

Some of Deng’s teammates also suffered from flu-like symptoms, and at one point during game 6 Nate Robinson was sick on the Bulls’ bench with a towel over his head and a trash can in front of him.

 

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  • Pappy Boyington

    Well there is always some jerk out there to criticize everything. I know because I’m one of them. In this case, I do know that spinal taps can lower fluid pressures and that headaches and other issues are a common result, so this sounds right to me. Geez Luol, let’s not play if there’s a chance you might really kill yourself doing it. We do know you’r a tough player!