Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA legend Magic Johnson said he met with Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry and that Ferry deserves a second chance after making racial comments about Miami Heat forward Luol Deng.
Johnson took to Twitter to say that he respected and accepted Ferry’s apology.
Just had a heart to heart meeting w/ Hawks GM Danny Ferry! He apologized for his comments about Luol Deng & the African American community.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 23, 2014
Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence from the team after saying that Deng has "got some African in him" while on a recorded conference call in June to discuss free agency matters with the Hawks' ownership. Ferry also said about Deng, “He's like a guy who would have a nice store out front and sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back."
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After our long meeting, I think he deserves a second chance whether it is with the Hawks or another team.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 23, 2014
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