Wednesday's play-in game pitting the Toronto Raptors against the Chicago Bulls was quite the stressful endeavor, especially for DeMar DeRozan. Reportedly, his team's security escorted his nine-year-old daughter Diar out of the Raptors' arena because she received many online threats. Furthermore, that was probably because she screamed during the Raptors' free throws, which many thought gave the Bulls an edge. However, when you look at the 17-point lead that the Raptors blew, it's evident that the Toronto team had bigger things to worry about than a yelling child. Also, it's no reason for people to threaten a young child who had nothing to do with the sporting event, as disrespectful as some people think it came across.
Regardless, the Chicago Bulls emerged victorious from the match, with DeRozan in particular nabbing 23 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Unfortunately, after their loss to the Miami Heat on Friday (April 14), the Bulls will not make it to the playoffs this year. However, DeMar expressed unhappiness of claims of "overrated" status within the league, given his trade history and his impressive acumen throughout his career. Maybe this is necessary motivation to keep improving as a player, and he could definitely lead the Bulls to a run at some point in the future.
DeMar DeRozan's Daughter Gets Online Threats Over Screaming At Raptors Game
After all, he is a record-breaking player, with him surpassing Wilt Chamberlain in most consecutive games played with over 35 points and over 50% shot percentage. "Just to be in the record books along with staples of basketball history speechless,” DeMar DeRozan remarked after the achievement. “As a kid, as a fan of the history of the game, being in the league as long as I’ve been in the league, things like that continue to make me even more humble."
Meanwhile, the 33-year-old Compton native issued a statement following threats to his daughter's life. "As long as she was there with her father, I wasn't worried about anything happening!" he expressed. "It was just a precautionary measure and I appreciate that." Hopefully the star player's family can go to games more peacefully following this incident. Regardless, come back to HNHH for the latest NBA updates and more news on DeMar DeRozan.