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DeMar Derozan vows to match donation in Serge Ibaka’s talent show

Spurs, DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka, Raptors

San Antonio Spurs swingman DeMar DeRozan linked up with NBA big man and former Toronto Raptors teammate Serge Ibaka to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts.

In his online talent show, Ibaka said that his foundation will donate $20,000 to the winner’s city to help the efforts in relation to COVID-19. DeRozan, who entered the live stream out of the blue, said that he’ll match his former teammate’s donation.

Since the suspension of the 2019-20 season almost a month ago, most NBA players have been holding online streams. Some of them share behind-the-scene stories, stream video games, and share their thoughts on the current situation among others.

A number of NBA players, too, have donated to various hospitals and charities who are in desperate need of help amid the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has paralyzed cities all over the globe.

Hospitals are running short on medical equipment while companies have had no choice but to layover some if not all of their employees. And so the various donations made by celebrities — big or small — greatly help those who are most affected by this calamity.

The NBA, meanwhile, will not decide whether or not the 2019-20 season will resume until May. Talking with Ernie Johnson, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that they are still not in a position to make a move.

“Essentially, what I’ve told my folks over the last week is that we just should just accept that, at least for the month of April, we won’t be in a position to make any decisions,” Silver said, as transcribed by the Associated Press. “And I don’t think that necessarily means on May 1 we will be.”

Though it’s difficult for some NBA players, they fully understand the situation. There are tons of things more important than basketball.