A photo tweeted by Chicago's All-Star forward Luol Deng should once and for all answer anyone's questions about whether he is actually too sick to play.
When Luol Deng missed the final two games of the Bulls' first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets, many questioned his toughness and whether he should actually be playing. As it turns out, Deng had to get a spinal tap to test for viral meningitis. He responded to all his doubters with a series of tweets on Friday explaining his situation.
Deng couldn't be with his teammates to start their second-round series in Miami, and if you're wondering where he watched the game, he was in the hospital. The 28-year-old Deng posted a photo on Instagram of himself in a hospital bed, presumably watching the game:
"So proud of my team man," Deng wrote, "this bed might be good luck after all."
With the Bulls scoring two big wins as Deng watched from the hospital (over the Heat in Game 1 and the Nets in Game 7), Chicago would most likely be willing to risk superstition to have him back on the court.