Bismack Biyombopvot of the Sunshas announced that he will donate all your salary of this season for the construction of a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, his native country, in honor of his late father. The player of 2.03 meters and 29 years receive 1.5 million dollars during this course, in which he joined the franchise of Phoenix with a 10-day contract that was later extended until the end of the year. Throughout his career in the NBA has earned more than $87 million.
The player has a past Fuenlabradawhere he arrived in 2009 to play with linked teams and left for the NBA in 2011 after playing only 14 games in the ACB. Play in the Hornetswhere he has been in two alternating stages with the Magic and the Raptors. On Charlotte was playing when he decided to step away from basketball last year to spend time with his father, Francois, who was seriously ill and receiving treatment at Turquawhere he died last year.
“Once my father passed away, the love for basketball fell off a bit.because he was my everything. He was my friend, business partner, mentor… Everything,” says Biyombo. He was the inspiration to now make such a generous gesture. their families?’. My father spent most of his life thinking of me., my brothers, my sisters and serving people. My motivation was to make it about him. I told my agent that my salary for this year would go towards building a hospital at home, to give hope to the hopeless”count the pvot.
Tributes and donations
Biyombo’s promise isn’t the only way he pays tribute to his father this season. I also chose to wear number 18 with the Suns in honor of his birthday. And neither is she the first donation she makes to her country. in 2020 contributed nearly a million euros in medical supplies at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since his arrival the Suns, the player has become a useful piece taking over from Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee. In the 22 games he has played this season, he averages 6.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks while shooting 61.6% from the field, the highest percentage of his career. The Phoenix ones are NBA leaders with a balance of 53-14 and they are the first team that has secured a place in the playoffs.