As the citizens of South Sudan raised the flag of the world’s newest nation Saturday, the people of the war-ravaged region could finally exhale — at least for a moment — following 50 years of violence and turmoil.
Now, as the newly-liberated South Sudanese people celebrate their freedom and leaders create a new currency and establish their new government, children can also embrace their new lifestyle.
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng — a Sudanese refugee — was back home Saturday, joining the festivities and doing his part to help his homeland by hosting the country’s first basketball clinic.
Deng set up shop on the one basketball court in the new state’s capital city, Juba — which by the looks of this video could use a bit of a facelift — to share the game he loves with youth who know little about the sport. Members of the country’s new national basketball team have also been practicing on Juba’s court in the lead up to independence.
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