“Best Duo Since Kobe Bryant And Shaquille O’Neal”: NBA Fans Applaud For Bulls Duo For Setting Shocking Scoring Standards

Published 01/12/2022, 1:20 AM EST
–Lakers Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant celebrate after defeating the 76ers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Philadelphia Wednesday June 13, 2001. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine make a great duo in the Chicago Bulls, as both players possess great abilities and understanding for the game. In addition, playing side by side with great coordination is quite mandatory in basketball.

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It should be noted that before the 2021-2022 season began, the Bulls were criticized by analysts for adding DeRozan along with LaVine. The two ended up being the most dominant athletes on the team, dominating the court as well as taking their name on the highest percentage list for the season, coming in fourth and fifth.

Fans expressed their opinions on Twitter about the results of this list and both Bulls players finished in the top five. As some compared them with Los Angeles Lakers duo Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.

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Following Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, NBA fans formed another duo

In the Laker’s opening season loss to the Bulls, 121-103, DeRozan had the highest point total in the fourth quarter, which was 105 points. It’s been a great season for the four-time All-Star. On the other hand, LaVine is not far behind DeRozan with a score of 81 in the league.

DeRozan spoke after the Bulls beat the Lakers: “People saying I was washed for the last few years. The narrative of ‘won’t fit – I can find all types of chips that I use as my motivation,” as DeRozan continued: “I just want to be a winner and enjoy this ride.

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After seeing their game stats, the crowd gave the Bulls full support. Some have referred to them as the ” best duo since Kobe and Shaq“. Some have even deemed them as the best duos we have in the NBA.

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Both players made excellent performances for the Chicago Bulls to cement their place as the second pairing in team history, scoring 30+ points and distributing 9+ assists each. Can you guess who was the first? Yes, it’s Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Jordan scored 37 points, while Pippen recorded 35 points and 9 assists on 31st March 1991. In addition, the duo is the first in twenty years to score more than 20 points and get more than 5 assists in a single half.

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Do not forget to let us know your thoughts on the list that issued the highest percentage and also the duo’s performance.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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