“I’m Getting Chills”: Bulls Fans Emotional as Current Stars Emulate Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

Published 12/28/2021, 10:18 AM EST


After a decent start to the season, Chicago Bulls have now become a strong force. All thanks to Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan. These two have put themselves in such a position for the Bulls that fans are recalling the legendary duo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

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The Bulls are now building their game on the dynamic duos LaVine and DeRozan.

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The performance from these made a great impact on the game against the Atlanta Hawks. The reaction from the fans came after their collaborative effort to post 65 points and 19 assists together.

A fan shared his reaction on Twitter saying, “Mannnn I’m getting chills”. It seems like Bulls fans are loving the way it is been played. DeRozan and Zach LaVine are the second to score more than 30 points and over nine assists in a game. Back in 1991, Jordan had dropped 30 points and 10 assists, and Pippen shot 32 points, seven assists, and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.

This is the first season the duo playing together and they are already complementing well. The Bulls are turning their course in the league and ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference currently.

The Chicago Bulls were first criticized for their selection

There were so many critics against the Chicago Bulls’ decision for acquiring DeMar DeRozan in the first place. Several analysts doubted the fitment with Zach LaVine, who was included in the All-Star list of 2021.

Now, the allegations have turned around, and the criticism has turned into appreciation as Bulls are ranked 2nd in the points table after 31 games of the NBA 2021-2022 season.

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Dec 4, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; (Editors Notes: Caption Correction) Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) and guard Zach LaVine (8) celebrate after defeating the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Currently, DeRozan and LaVine have been ranked among the top 10 for offensive as well as for defensive play. They are match-made duos on the court.

DeRozan averages 20.1 points and 3.8 assists per game in the regular season. Likewise, LaVine is averaging 19.1 points and sharing the same assists as his duo.

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The duo is putting up a glittering performance for the Bulls. DeRozan and LaVine are the first pair in the last two decades to reach more than 20 points and over five assists in one-half of the game.

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VS Sharathprasad

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Sharathprasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Sharathprasad is a postgraduate in Mass Media Communications with a specialization in Print and New Media. He has been following NBA since 2012 and is an ardent fan of the LA Lakers.

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