In a world that's constantly connected, it doesn't take long to step in it. That's what Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry has found out over the past couple of weeks after saying Luol Deng has some "African in him." Tonight he met with Magic Johnson (speculate on your own reasons why) to "discuss" the assessment. Just a few weeks ago, Johnson said that Ferry should step down from his post with the Hawks (where he is currently on leave). Tonight, Magic had a different tone.

We're not entirely sure what Magic Johnson had to do with the whole thing (again, feel free to speculate) but if anything Ferry is giving you a crash course on how to keep your job if you ever find your own foot in your mouth.

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