NBA news: Bismack Biyombo will donate his full 2022 salary to help build a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Bismack Biyombo, who spent the previous three seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. He sat out the first few games of this season as he grieved the death of his father. In August, he went away.
The experienced center eventually felt he was ready to play again and joined the Phoenix Suns. On a 10-day contract at first, then for the rest of the season.
Biyombo wanted to make this season about his father when he returned, so he chose No. 18 in honor of his birthday. Biyombo has now revealed the next step in his plan.
This season, he will donate his full $1.3 million salary to the construction. For a hospital in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“I informed my agency that my income for this year would go toward the development of a hospital back home. To provide hope to the despairing and those who are unable to take their family members out,” he said.
NBA news: Biyombo lost his father recently
Biyombo explained. “I’d like to be able to provide them with improved living conditions. So that they can have some hope that their loved ones will live to see another day.”
COVID-19 was contracted by Biyombo’s father in July, and while he recovered initially, it led to severe health difficulties and eventually death. Biyombo was able to confer with physicians in various places along the road and eventually had his father airlifted to Turkey for better care.
“I consider myself really fortunate that I am and was able to get him on a medical plane and fly him to Europe for better medical care”.
Biyombo said. “People back home, at this stage in my life, my job, I believe they must find methods to exist even in the difficult conditions we were in. It’s obviously the pandemic now.”
“But one of the things I want to do is create a hospital named after my father to provide better living conditions for these individuals. I wanted to give them something that would carry on in his name and benefit others.”
His intention to create a hospital was influenced by the event. This season, Biyombo is averaging 6.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 61.6 percent shooting from the field for the Suns. Biyombo, along with JaVale McGee, is a vital part of the Suns’ new frontcourt, assisting Deandre Ayton.