Bulls’ Zach LaVine Becomes First Player Since Franchise Legend Michael Jordan to Achieve a Unique Scoring Record

Published 02/19/2021, 11:46 AM EST
Feb 8, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) shoots a free throw against the Washington Wizards during the first half of an NBA game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports


Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls go hand in hand. When one talks about the Bulls, there is no way that you cannot mention MJ along with them. Jordan achieved a lot of things in the league and he made the franchise relevant back in the 80s and 90s.

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However, since Jordan retired from the league, the Bulls have failed to reach the same height. There was a little ray of hope for the franchise when Derrick Rose was in his prime. But due to unfortunate injuries, he couldn’t lead the team to an NBA Championship.

Fast forward to the 2020-21 NBA season, the Bulls are relying on Zach LaVine to bring some glory to the organization. Can LaVine be the leader for the team that they are in desperate need of? He is trying his best, to say the least.

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Zach LaVine: The next big thing for the Bulls after Michael Jordan?

Jan 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) moves the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

This season, LaVine is playing lights out. He is averaging a phenomenal 28.5 points per game while shooting 52.0% from the field and 43.7% from beyond the arc. Over the span of the last 10 games, LaVine elevated his game even further.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, he is averaging 31.0 points per game over the last 10 games. In fact, he is the first Bulls player since Michael Jordan to average over 30 ppg in a 10 game span.

Zach LaVine is averaging 31.0 PPG in his last 10 games.

He is the only Bulls player since Michael Jordan to average 30 PPG over a 10-game span.

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— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 19, 2021

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Despite his tremendous efforts, the Bulls are still three games below the .500 mark with a record of 12-15. But on a positive note, they are just one game away from being in the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference.

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If LaVine continues his insane scoring run, the organization could at least make the NBA playoffs. However, winning the NBA Championship still appears to be a long-term goal for the team. But what are your thoughts on the amazing performances by Zach LaVine this season? Do you believe he can someday lead the Bulls to an NBA title?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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