NBA Player Gets A Spinal Tap, Twitter Calls Him A “Pussy”

Clearly, these people have never had fluid drained from their spine with a needle.

Luol Deng, one of the most important players on the shorthanded Chicago Bulls, missed last night’s game against the Nets for a very good reason: he had a spinal tap to test for viral meningitis during the day.

He had a spinal tap and HE STILL TRIED TO PLAY. They sent him home prior to tip-off. Repeat: Deng wanted to play. And he took to Twitter today to clarify things.

As in, they stuck a needle into his spine to drain fluid. Everyone who’s ever had one of these, or knows someone who has, knows that it is NOT a fun experience. And sometimes they have after-effects.

That fact that he thought about playing is insane. People talk about Jordan’s flu game; not sure how many times crazier a spinal tap game would be than that.

And apparently, Deng’s been sick for a while. He even wants to play tomorrow, a day after he’s in the ER. Who could possibly be criticizing him?

Ahh, right. Twitter. These are just results from the search “luol deng pussy.”

I’m sure you could find a million more using other negative epithets.

And, uh, this isn’t really the point, either.

Sounds about right.

Feel better, Luol. As for the rest of you: throw your phones in a lake.

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