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NBA player to support quake victims in Turkey

Cedi Osman vows to donate $100 for every three-pointers made in Cleveland Cavaliers-Chicago Bulls game on Saturday

Can Erozden   | 25.01.2020
NBA player to support quake victims in Turkey

ANKARA

A Turkish basketball player in the NBA, Cedi Osman promised on Saturday to support earthquake victims in eastern Turkey.

Osman said on his Twitter account that he will donate $100 to quake victims in Elazig for every three-pointers made during Saturday's NBA game between Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls.

A Cavaliers small forward since 2017, Osman, 24, encouraged both his team and opponent Bulls for plenty of three-pointers.

"Come on guys show what we can do together!" he said.

The Cavaliers will face Bulls at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland.

The match between the Eastern Conference franchises will begin at 8 p.m. local time in Ohio (Sunday, 0100GMT).

At least 29 people have died in the 6.8 earthquake. Turkish authorities said on Saturday that 1,234 others were injured.

Tremors were also felt in neighboring countries including Syria and Georgia.

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