Desmond Bane Parents_ Etieno Ekiko, Marissa Bane

Desmond Bane Parents: Etieno Ekiko, Marissa Bane

Desmond Michael Bane is an NBA professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies, born on June 25, 1998 in New York City. He is the son of Etieno Ekiko and Marissa Bane and was raised by his great-grandparents in Richmond, Indiana. Growing up, Desmond always had a passion for basketball and it has now become his career.

He honed his skills at Seton Catholic High School in Richmond, Indiana, where he was a star player and helped lead the team to two Indiana State Championships. From there, he went on to play for TCU Horned Frogs basketball team as well as playing professionally in the NBA.

Personal Life

Desmond was born to Marissa Bane in Nigeria. When he turned two, he moved in with his great-grandparents and Desmond learned later, at the age of thirteen, that his father Etieno Ekiko lived in Nigeria as well. He began to visit his father every summer, and this special bond has been an important part of his life.

Desmond is also a philanthropist. He started the Bane’s Legacy foundation in 2018 which provides scholarships for underprivileged children in Memphis, Tennessee. Additionally, he has made appearances at schools, hospitals, and other local events.


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