Chicago Bulls: Can Zach LaVine follow in the footsteps of MJ’s legacy?

What the Chicago Bulls star shooting guard Zach LaVine has the capability of doing on the court is truly inspiring, and he is only going to become even more astonishing and electrifying as years go on. He has God-given uncanny talent that is rare. LaVine put up incredible statistics throughout the season, highlighting his 30 point first-half performance in just the first nineteen minutes of play against the Atlanta Hawks on April 9, 2021.

The last player in Bulls history to do such a thing is an individual that set the tone and stage for the NBA in the ’80s and ’90’s that we all know very well by the name of Michael Jordan. Jordan recorded that feat on Feb. 24, 1997, by scoring 30 points in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers. Truly an honor for LaVine to accomplish that, and the future is looking brilliantly bright for this young man.

LaVine also played in the 2021 NBA All-Star game. He was an All-Star Reserve for the first time in his seven-year NBA career, joining an alarming list of high-level talent of both the starters and reserves in that event.

At the age of 26, Lavine is still young and has years ahead of him to evolve and become the next Jordan, LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, etc. He is definitely already making his presence known with the big boys.

What Zach LaVine proved for the Chicago Bulls this season?

With finishing just under 28 points per game this season, he has the ability to lead this Bulls team next year and put up 35-50 a game. Leadership is a needed necessity in LaVine to get this team back in the right direction and to secure a playoff berth.

The Bulls need to find these missing pieces to the puzzle. They got possession of each piece; they just need to find ways to put all of the pieces together and complete the masterpiece. The tools are also in place, however, they have to get the right guys meshing and playing well together, and get on the same wavelength.

Nikola Vucevic finished off the season miraculously with just under 23 points per game and 12 rebounds. LaVine also had an impact on the boards with five rebounds per game. Threw some great dimes out to teammates with five assists per game as well.

Former UNC Tar Heel Coby White, the point guard for the Bulls, had a solid season with 15 points per game, four rebounds, five assists, while shooting 90 percent from the charity stripe. White’s a talented floor general and can score in many ways. The Bulls need him to step up his game and elevate into a prolific overall NBA player. LaVine and the Bulls need to keep grinding day in and day out, and good things will happen.