During the Play-In game, DeMar DeRozan's daughter gets viral

The Chicago Bulls' MVP on Wednesday night wasn't Zach LaVine, Nicola Vucevic or DeMar DeRozan ... no, it was DeRozan's 9-year-old daughter, whose screams led to some of the best free throw defense in NBA history!!!

DeMar DeRozan with his daughter in a interview [Image-Twitter]
By Blesson Daniel | Apr 14, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Diar DeRozan desired to miss one day of school. Her father reluctantly agreed to the scheme. It turns out that the decision was noteworthy.

The 9-year-old daughter of Chicago player DeMar DeRozan stole the show at the AT&T Play-In Tournament on Wednesday night, shrieking from the fans and potentially helping the Bulls overcome the Toronto Raptors 109-105 in an Eastern Conference elimination game.

Her ear-splitting yells would occur while the Raptors — her father’s old club — were shooting free throws, and they were loud enough to become a topic of conversation during the game’s ESPN broadcast. In their season-ending defeat, the Raptors shot 18 of 36 from the foul line.

“My daughter called me the other day when she was getting out of school and she just said, ‘Dad, can I come to the Toronto game?’” DeRozan said. “I remember her going to all the Toronto games when she was a kid and I almost said no because she’s in school back home. But she kept asking. She was just adamant about coming to support and I said, ‘All right, you can miss one day of school and come to a game.’

“I’m glad I did,” DeRozan said. “I owe her some money for sure.”

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DeMar DeRozan’s daughter assists the Bulls in their victory over the Raptors

The Bulls had a proven contributor in DeMar Derozan into Wednesday’s play-in game against the Raptors, but he wasn’t the only DeRozan making noise inside the Scotiabank Centre. Throughout the game, DeRozan’s 9-year-old daughter, Diar, was spotted yelling at Raptors players as they walked to the free-throw line.

Diar DeRozan’s strategies appear to have worked, as Toronto, which shot 78.4% from the line during the regular season, missed a season-high 18 of its 36 free throw attempts in a 109-105 loss.

On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls’ MVP wasn’t Zach LaVine, Nicola Vucevic, or DeMar DeRozan… it was DeRozan’s 9-year-old daughter, whose screaming led to some of the finest free throw defence in NBA history!!!

The Bulls needed to defeat Toronto at Scotiabank Arena to keep their playoff dreams alive, and they got an unexpected tremendous assist from DeRozan’s daughter to make it all happen.

Diar DeRozan screamed blood-curdling shrieks from her position in the fans throughout every free throw the Raptors shot in the 9-seed vs. 10-seed play-in game… and it completely confused Toronto players!!

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