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The Phoenix Suns center Bismack Biyombo dedicates his 2021-2022 season to his dad and will donate his entire NBA salary to build a hospital in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in his father’s honor.

After his father’s passing in August of 2021, Bismack reexamined what playing basketball in the NBA means to him and how he can use his position to make a bigger impact on the people of the DRC.

In this conversation with Biyombo, he recounts the difficulty of losing his father and the motivations that led him back to the NBA: