Toronto Raptors: Serge Ibaka continues support with donation to COVID-19 relief

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka is taking a unique approach to making quarantine life enjoyable with a talent show to raise money for COVID-19 relief.

Just when you thought Serge Ibaka was done coming up about ideas while in self-isolation, the Toronto Raptors forward continues to come up big when fans need him.

Ibaka has taken his “How Hungry are You?” show and made it into go-to content while people are stuck at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After doing some “How Bored are You?” segments, the 30-year-old is looking to take it one step further.

On Monday, the Raptors centre announced that he is looking for people who are willing to perform in a live talent show on IG Live called, “How talented are you?”

On top of that, Ibaka says his foundation will be donating $20,000 to the city or region of the winner of the talent show as well as a signed jersey. The main requirement is that anybody auditioning has to be at least 18-years-old.

What Ibaka has been doing the past couple of weeks has provided some with a much-needed escape. This is a time where the players are stuck doing the same thing as everybody else.

Considering the NBA won’t know about the future of the 2019-20 season until at least May 1, any sort of entertainment will be welcomed.

“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,” commissioner Adam Silver said on the league’s Twitter account. “And I don’t think that necessarily means on May 1 we will be.”

Some wonder if the league will have to consider a similar path the WWE is going where it uses a facility and only televised games with no fans. It seems like that would be a worst-case scenario but Silver did say the NBA has had cities express interest.

This won’t even be a possibility until public health officials and the government give the green light. So in the meantime, appreciate Ibaka trying to lighten the mood and get fans involved in some way.

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