Whilst the world is locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, two British basketball stars, Luol Deng and Pops Mensah-Bonsu, set up a series of live discussions, hosted on Instagram Live, which we have been granted to re-post on our Hoopsfix Podcast feed.
In Episode 10, aired on April 22nd 2020, it was the grand finale which went almost three hours and it was straight Q&A, as they answered questions from fans.
Hear from the pair on:
Whether or not Luol does his own laundry
How Luol has not shot a basketball since retiring, but has joined a local football league
What constitutes success for both of them
Whether or not they would invest in a UK team
Whether there are any quotes they live by
What advice they would give to their younger selves
The biggest misconceptions about being an NBA player
The importance of mental health
Pops on learning how to play a role and focusing on rebounding
The importance of being surrounded by the right people and support system
The biggest challenges the Basketball Africa League faces
How Tacko Fall ended up as a translator on his first trip to Senegal
The challenges of getting government involved to fund basketball programs
Who their biggest inspirations were growing up
How Pops ended up in handcuffs the night before the AAU Nationals
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