Why Luol Deng Is Primed to Have a Monster Season for Chicago Bulls

August 30th, 2013 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »

Luol Deng is primed for a monster season, and that is the most overlooked aspect of why the Chicago Bulls will have a championship run in 2013-14.

Not least among the reasons why is health. Sometimes as NBA fans we gloss over health problems of players as something that comes with the job. We diminish what they experience by citing how we go to work sick all the time.

Last week, while writing an article, I went to go make a snack in the kitchen. In the ensuing cleanup, unaware to the danger skulking on the sponge, I was bitten, hard, by a mean and nasty Texan sugar ant, right on the tip of my right index finger.

I dug through the pain though. I played hurt. I finished that article, even though every time I had to type a “Y” or an “H” I was viciously reminded of the memento my little friend had left for me. I did it for my readers and my fans. That’s just the way I roll.

What’s playing basketball for two months with a broken thumb, or 1.5 years with a torn ligament in your wrist compared to a sugar-ant bite!?

If I can do it, so can Deng.

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