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Cavaliers' Deng wins Citizenship Award

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has been named the recipient of the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.The award is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association and honors an NBA player or coach for outstanding service and dedication to the community.Deng recently recorded a public service message for the EnoughProject.org, urging peace during a time of renewed conflict in his native South Sudan. In the video, he tells young people to make peace among those fighting, encourage others to forgive and build trust with people who fear each other.The two-time All-Star created the Luol Deng Foundation, a global non-profit organization that uses basketball as a platform to give hope to those in Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. The work in Africa focuses on building outdoor basketball courts and delivering initiatives to bring together local communities."It's an honor to be recognized for any award, but t...

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