Bulls All Star Zach LaVine Reveals What He Shares In Common With Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry: “It’s Not A Hobby, It’s An Addiction”

Published 06/23/2022, 3:00 PM EDT
Nov 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) shoots during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The high-flying Chicago Bulls superstar Zach Lavine recently sat down with GQ Sports on their YouTube channel to talk about the 10 essential things that he can’t live without. The NBA star shared some of his all-time favorite items like dominos, poker chips, cars, and much more. But he mentioned one thing that he has in common with many NBA players. Like the Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and 2021-22 NBA champion and finals MVP Stephen Curry, Lavine loves golf.

Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan love the game of golf. And for Curry, his obsession with golf runs deep. He not only plays in his free time but competes also competes against others. He recently competed alongside Phil Mickelson, Charles Barkley, and Peyton Manning in Capital One’s “The Match: Champions for Change.”

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On the other hand, Michael Jordan got into golf because of a competitive standpoint. And to him, it is the hardest game to play. Everybody knows about Jordan’s fierce competitiveness and can be seen playing golf in celebrity charity tournaments.

Zach LaVine and his love for golf

During the interview, LaVine revealed that golf clubs are definitely essential to him. He said, “I am a basketball player, I obviously love basketball but I think I am addicted to golf… It’s fun man, it’s challenging. And I think that’s why I really like it. You know, I wanna get good at it. I have got good in a couple of years… But I wanna get to, you know, that elite status…” 

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The Bulls superstar also admitted that athleticism doesn’t guarantee success on the golf course. And it requires learning proper techniques.

LaVine also mentioned a few of his favorite golf courses like Riviera, Pelican Hill, and Silver Leaf. Zach LaVine had a great basketball season this year in which he averaged 24.4 points and took his team to the playoffs. But there is still uncertainty about his future in Chicago.

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Rishabh Gupta

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Rishabh is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. He has past experience of writing for a business political magazine and handling a news division for a startup. He completed his graduation in Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies and has a keen interest in sports journalism.

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