Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine is set to take on former Boston Celtics star small forward/shooting guard Paul Pierce in the NBA HORSE competition.
In the NBA H-O-R-S-E competition on April 2, the Chicago Bulls will have a representative in the field with 6-foot-6 shooting guard Zach LaVine taking part. In the first round of the competition, LaVine will be taking on the former Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers small forward Paul Pierce. The now ESPN NBA media personality Pierce should make for an entertaining first round matchup with LaVine.
As far as Bulls fans watching this event go, the fact that LaVine can’t dunk means he might as well face an entertaining retired NBA legend like Pierce. A future Hall-of-Famer and 10-time NBA All-Star selection, Pierce is one of the best small forwards/shooting guards to do it in the last two decades. He has a 99.7 percent chance of eventually getting inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall-of-Fame (per Basketball Reference probability indicators).
Other competitors in the first round of this event includes Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley, retired former Detroit Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups, and WNBA star Tamika Catchings. This should be a fun field to watch, and a good way for basketball fans to pass the time in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced NBA season hiatus.
This thought of LaVine taking on Pierce in the virtual HORSE competition reminds us of the better days when the Bulls were battling teams like the Celtics in the Eastern Conference for supremacy alongside the likes of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers/Miami Heat.
Here’s a look into the three best games that Paul Pierce ever played in his NBA career against the Chicago Bulls.