Bismack Biyombo Is Donating His Salary
Bismack Biyombo has traveled around the NBA quite a bit. After he played overseas as a teenager, the Sacramento Kings selected Biyombo as the 7th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
He's never averaged more than 7.4 points or 8.0 rebounds in a season, yet Biyombo has made plenty of impact both on and off the court.
After the 2020-21 season ended, Biyombo became a free agent. However, before he decided on where to sign, his father was diagnosed with Covid-19.
Biyombo flew to Congo to spend time with his dad, and had him transferred to a hospital in Turkey.
The pair spent 45 days together, and while Biyombo's father recovered, Covid caused other health complications, and he died at the age of 61.
Shortly before the playoffs began, Biyombo announced he was donating his entire season's salary a total of $1.3 million, to go toward the construction of a hospital in Congo in honor of his father.