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DeMar DeRozan's daughter is the real NBA MVP after causing the Raptors to miss a million free throws

April 13, 2023

The box score will show that Zach LaVine had 39 points for the Bulls on Wednesday night, including 30 in the second half of a must-win game. But the box score will also show that the Toronto Raptors missed half of their 36 free throw attempts in a close loss. And that's where the real MVP of the game worked her magic. From the stands, no less.

Introducing Diar DeRozan, the nine-year-old daughter of Bulls star DeMar DeRozan. This girl has some serious pipes. And she wasn't afraid to use them anytime the Raptors went to the charity stripe. Have a look—and listen:

You could say the Raptors season came to a screeching halt. Again, they missed 18 free throws. Out of 36 attempts in the 109-105 loss. EIGHTEEN! I'm no math major, but that's 50 percent!

Would they have missed some of those without Diar's demonic screaming? Of course. Still, it was a masterful performance from Diar. And DeMar was one proud papa after:

The Bulls have one more play-in game on Friday night against the Heat, and will need a win to earn the No. 8 seed to take on top-seeded Milwaukee in the first round of the NBA playoffs. If Diar travels to Miami for that one (hey, it's not a school night), we don't like the Heat's chances.