Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng is really upset with the New York Daily News report that puts him in a bad light. In the report, Deng says that the locker room situation in Cleveland is a “mess”. Deng doesn’t want his teammates to think he is talking about them behind their backs so his says the report is not true.
Here is what he told the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd about the situation.
“I’ve never been in a situation where I start talking and turn my back on what’s in front of me. It’s not me, it’s not who I am,” Deng said. “I’m really upset that’s written about me and I just hope guys within the team understand that. It’s something we don’t need right now.”
“Obviously we’re losing, I’m not happy,” Deng said. “But to go as far as to say I’m frustrated with the guys, that to me doesn’t make sense. … We know we’re struggling, we know we’ve got to get better as a team. But writing an article like that is just giving a writer who wants everyone to read whatever he’s writing. I’m really disappointed and it hurt me a little bit because I do care about the guys in the locker room and I’ve never in my career had something like that written about me. I’m disappointed.”
You have to feel sorry for Deng because he has never been in this type ofsituation. Whenever teams are not winning, team morale is always an issue so we shouldn’t be surprised that the Cavaliers are having problems. With reports that Kyrie Irving wants out and now this with Deng, I wouldn’t be shocked if there were changes coming sooner than later.