Luol Deng's Olympic decision

Critics who think he should think only of Bulls first have wrong priorities

Updated: May 17, 2012, 3:48 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

Recently, especially here in Chicago, there seems to be this growing sentiment about the role professional athletes must play when it comes to loyalty. And it's a narrow definition: Loyalty to the teams they play for; loyalty to the teams that pay them.

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is at the center of a sentiment that extends far beyond his particular dilemma.

See, Deng is hurt. He has a wrist injury that needs rest, followed possibly by surgery. If done now, that ...

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