Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine puts on a show in star pickup game

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

There should be some attention paid to all that is going on with star Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine this offseason. While most of the spotlight concerning the Bulls is being paid to all of the moves that the front office made in the last month or so (and rightly so), LaVine is having a busy summer of his own.

The latest newsworthy event in a busy offseason for LaVine occurred this weekend. LaVine participated essentially in a skills show-off and pickup game with other NBA stars. This event was hosted by recognized basketball trainer/skills coach Drew Hanlen in Washington D.C. this weekend.

Hanlen’s event namely involved some of the Washington Wizards’ notable guards, including star shooting guard Bradley Beal and newly acquired former Brooklyn Nets standout point guard Spencer Dinwiddie. But it wasn’t only Wizards players that were involved in this event over the weekend.

This friendly game with the Wizards’ top guards also included some other very notable names around the NBA landscape. LaVine was one of the other stars that competed in this pickup game. Along with him, star Boston Celtics wing Jayson Tatum, offensive standout big man Enes Kanter, and young center Cheick Diallo joined in for the festivities.

Top Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine participates in notable pickup game with other NBA players

You could see multiple players that competed in this event posting on social media. It was a good glimpse into the progress and work that a lot of these NBA players are putting in during the summer months ahead of the start of the 2021-22 season.

As far as the Bulls are concerned, it’s just another sign of LaVine expanding his reach around the NBA landscape. It will be interesting to see what else LaVine does this offseason before he reports to Bulls’ Training Camp, which begins on Sep. 28.

LaVine has also participated in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, where he won his first Gold Medal with the United States men’s basketball team. That was the first real bout of winning that LaVine has experienced since his NBA career began seven years ago.

And then, LaVine left his longtime agency representation of BDA to sign with Klutch Sports and Rich Paul.

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LaVine and the Bulls are set to open up Training Camp in just over three weeks now. And then, the preseason slate is set to open up for the Bulls with a divisional battle at home at the United Center on Oct. 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.