Bulls Mascot Benny the Bull Trolls the Lakers With an Alex Caruso Poster

Published 12/19/2021, 10:14 PM EST
Mar 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard (39) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


As the NBA moves halfway into the season, most teams appear settled in. However, the one team facing a lot of troubles is the Los Angeles Lakers. The LA team has had various struggles, from rotations all the way to injuries. Their main mistake might have been a player they let go in the off-season.

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The decision to let go of fan-favorite, Alex Caruso, came back to haunt them in their battle against the Chicago Bulls.

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The Lakers lost their first encounter to the Bulls this season. While it was Lonzo Ball who put his former team out of the equation in the last meeting, this time Caruso is showing off his improvement. The former Laker made his way to Chicago in the off-season and is having a season to remember.

Additionally, the Bulls’ mascot, Benny the Bull took his chance to troll the Lakers for their move.

Benny takes shots at the Lakers

As the Bulls enjoy a close game against the purple and gold, Benny the Bull took his shot at the Lakers. He came out with a poster of Alex Caruso in his hand. The poster took to troll the Lakers as it was the famous Wolverine meme. It shows the Lake show missing Caruso, and it could be for good reason.

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While the Lakers have shown glimpses of what they are capable of, there have been several disappointments as well. Notably, their defense has dropped down a lot and the loss of Caruso may be a good reason. The 27-year-old was a big reason why the Lakers had one of the best defenses in the league last season.

Since his exit, the defense has been affected greatly.

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Currently, the Lake show has no attacking defender on their roster. On the other hand, Caruso is having a career year leading the NBA in steals per game. Moreover, the Bulls’ team formation has worked really well for them as they are 17-10 for the season. If the Lake show did have Caruso in their lineup, their defense might have had a major boost.

Nov 15, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) is defended by Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6), forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) and guard Zach LaVine (8) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Caruso’s aggressive gameplay helps the Bulls to put on the pressure. The defense specialist guard is making his mark with the Bulls as he continues to impress. Do you think things would have been better for the Lakers with Caruso in their rotations? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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