Diar DeRozan executed her plan perfectly to assist her dad DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls in beating the Toronto Raptors in a play-in game to keep their playoff hopes alive.
DeMar said Diar begged him to come to the game to support him and his team, but he started not to let her because she had school on the day of the game.
He decided to let her come after all, and she ended up playing a role in ending the Toronto Raptors season.
The Raptors led most of the game, and at one point they had a 19-point lead.
Chicago Bull Zach Lavine led a comeback in the 2nd half of the game, and Diar came up with a way to help her dad’s team from her seat.
She started screaming loud every time one of the Toronto Raptor players went to the free-throw line.
The screams were so loud that they reverberated throughout the arena, and distracted the Toronto players so much that their free-throw percentage dropped 30% during the game.
The Toronto Raptors usually shoot around 80% from the free-throw line, but Diar’s screams brought their percentage down to 50% on Wednesday night in Toronto.
The Toronto Raptors missed 18 out of 36 free throws.
The Bulls won the game 109-105.
Diar clearly has her dad’s back, and after the game, she gave him a hug, but she backed up quickly when she realized that he was very sweaty.
In his post-game interview, DeMar said he heard his daughter screaming during the game, and initially, he wanted to make sure she was okay.
He said he was glad he decided to let her miss a day of school and come to the game, and he owes her some money.
Demar DeRozan was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2009, and he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs on July 18, 2018, for Kawhi Leonard.
Demar was traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Chicago Bulls on August 11, 2021.
The Chicago Bulls play the Miami Heat Friday (April 14) for the chance to make the last playoff spot in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Shouts out to the beautiful 9-year-old Diar DeRozan for having her dad’s back.
She’s the real MVP!