Luol Deng forgives Danny Ferry for racist comments
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat forward Luol Deng says he forgives Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged remarks about him.
Deng says he has spoken with Ferry about the comments and believes “he’s really sorry for what he said.”
On a conference call with members of the Hawks organization over the summer, Ferry referred to comments in a scouting report when he described Deng as someone who “has a little African in him.”
Ferry is taking an indefinite leave from the Hawks, who are also now for sale after co-owner Bruce Levenson announced earlier this month that he will sell his controlling share of the team over other racially inflammatory comments.
Deng says, “I don’t think Danny’s racist. I really don’t.”