Thursday , Aug , 28 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Luol Deng to Miss 2012 Because of $500K+ Insurance Cost?

Gb Basketball must find a £272,000 premium in the next week if the Chicago Bulls star is to be freed to play for GB in the European Championship qualifying group, starting against Israel next Wednesday.

Gb performance director Chris Spice said: "For us, this is a devastating blow. If Luol doesn’t participate this season or any other season leading up to London, there is no question our involvement is in doubt.

"If we fall out of the A Division next year and cannot participate in the A Division for Eurobasket 2011, there is a possibility we will not play in London."

Mirror Sport