Fan Q&A - Deng & Pops | Ep. 10 -

Fan Q&A – Deng & Pops | Ep. 10

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
  • And much, much, more!
Follow @LuolDeng9 and @PopsMBonsu on Instagram.

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