“Wants to Leave So Badly”: Zach LaVine’s “Sour” Gesture Despite Win Leaves Bulls Fans Concerned

Published 11/18/2023, 11:20 PM EST

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The Chicago Bulls have a huge problem to solve ahead of them. The team has had an underwhelming start to the season, despite some serious performances from Zach LaVine. Notably, the star dropped a 51-pointer on a losing cause. The issue didn’t end there. LaVine’s consistent performance, resulting in losing cause, ignited trade rumors in the NBA world. Moreover, to back the trade rumors, a recent gesture from the 28-year-old star sparked opinions from the fans.

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The star has recorded an average of 21.9 points so far in the season, helmed as the scoring leader for the team. Even though on a personal level, LaVine’s stats proved to be commendable, but in a team’s perspective, the star lacks support. Importantly, DeMar DeRozan’s efforts also seem to be not enough for the Bulls. Did the situation get into LaVine’s head? Let’s find out.

Zach LaVine leaves fans in disbelief

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While there are several reports about LaVine’s preferred team, there isn’t any official update yet. However, a recent gesture from the star, left the fans in disbelief. Following a great comeback victory against the Miami Heat, the video of LaVine ignoring the Bulls’ PR’s request to join for a post-game interview stormed the internet.

Despite the PR’s persistent approach to hold him back, the Bulls star walked to the locker room unbothered, leaving the fans in the arena confused.

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In response to the video, fans swarmed the comments with their opinions. One user said, “Even after a Bulls win there’s still a sour taste in the end. Bro wants to leave so badly.” 

Some section of the fans batted for the Bulls star, supporting him for ignoring the interview. They argued that the star deserved a better team. On the other hand, some fans flooded the comments with hilarious opinions. Here are some more reactions from fans.

 

 

 

 

Considering the actions and speculation surrounding the star, the league might witness a trade soon.

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On the other hand, let’s find out what DeRozan has in his mind.

DeRozan opened up on the trade rumors

Following the loss against the Orlando Magic on Friday, DeRozan took up some questions from the reporters. While addressing the ongoing trade rumors and reports regarding Zach LaVine, he gave a stern statement on the mindset of the team. He said, “It’s part of the game. It’s not preschool, we are grown men… Whether it’s speculation or rumors… especially when things are not going your way, you can’t let outside things affect you.”

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What do you make of the Bulls’ future without LaVine? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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