DeMar DeRozan’s daughter’s distracting, clutch shrieks help Bulls win

Apr 12, 2023, 7:09 PM

When the screams started as the Toronto Raptors were attempting free throws in Wednesday’s play-in game against the Chicago Bulls, social media began complaining about the shrieks.

Where are those coming from? Can they move the microphones a bit? Turn them off?

A smidge later, it was revealed that Diar DeRozan, the daughter of star Bulls guard DeMar DeRozan, was the source of the noise.

Diar was sitting directly under a basket, allowing her to truly impact the game.

Don’t believe me? The Raptors shot 18-of-36 from the free-throw line. Toronto’s previous season high for missed free throws in a game was 12. She made them miss 18!

The extra layer to this is DeMar is a legend in Toronto, where he played in the first nine seasons and is absolutely beloved. Maybe there is a scenario like this where a traveling fan gets a talking to from security. Not in this instance.

Chicago completed a second-half comeback and won by four points. The poor free-throw shooting by the Raptors was ultimately the difference. And when the Bulls were up three with 19 seconds left, guard Alex Caruso fouled Toronto’s Pascal Siakam on a 3-point attempt.

Never fear, Diar is here. Siakam missed two of the three that could have tied the game.

Twitter instantly put down Diar as the MVP of the play-in tournament.

The Bulls advance to play the Miami Heat on Friday in Miami for the eighth seed. They better bring Diar and get her a seat under the basket again.


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