Chicago Bulls wing Demar Derozan is one of the best pure scorers in the NBA. In an era where so many teams are trying to only shoot threes or layups, he’s got an old-man’s game that belongs in any era full of mid-range jumpers and crafty finishes.
THE MID-RANGE MASTER 🔥
HBD @DeMar_DeRozan pic.twitter.com/ljfrg3qVHk
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 7, 2022
DeMar DeRozan reaches 20,000 points on a mid-range jumper!
Congrats DeMar 👏 pic.twitter.com/5r5fvUyIi4
— NBA (@NBA) October 29, 2022
DeMar DeRozan has hit 300+ mid-range shots in back-to-back seasons.
Nobody else has hit 300+ in a season since Carmelo Anthony in 2017. pic.twitter.com/fr2wFhstQ5
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 11, 2023
Last night, his Bulls took on the Toronto Raptors in the 9/10 play-in game for a chance to get into the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls won, 109-105, and Demar Derozan had 23 points. But, he may have not been the only important member of his family in the game.
The Raptors lost the game much in part to poor shooting at the foul line, shooting just 18-36. That is putrid for a high school team, let alone an NBA team. Yes, they’re not a great foul-shooting team, at 19th place at 77.3%, but that’s a far cry from 50% on 36 attempts.
What caused it? Well, enter Demar’s daughter.
DeMar DeRozan’s daughter screaming when the Raptors shoot free throws. 😂
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 13, 2023
Yeah, they made that one, but you could hear it on nearly every foul shot all game. Once the ESPN broadcast figured out who it was, they put it on the broadcast.
But, when the Bulls go play the Heat for the 8th seed in the NBA playoffs on Friday in Miami for a do-or-die game, Kiara DeRozan won’t be joining them.
However, DeRozan says she is NOT going to Miami on Friday
"She got to go back to school"
— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) April 13, 2023
Still, if they can get the Heat to miss 18 foul shots, they’re going to be in good shape.