‘MJ With Better Hair’: Bulls Fans Compare DeMar DeRozan to Michael Jordan After Insane Game vs Celtics

Published 11/01/2021, 11:52 PM EDT
The Bulls’ Michael Jordan drives to the basket as teammate Dennis Rodman and the Clippers’ Loy Vaught(left) look on during game at Sports Arena earlier this season. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


The new looking Chicago Bulls are making a serious case for themselves.They made their best start to a season since Michael Jordan and the 1996 Bulls. After a bust off season, they acquired some great names to their roster. Notably, Lonzo Ball, ALe Caruso and DeMar DeRozan. All of them have made their impacts with the Bulls fitting right in. However, DeRozan is putting on a true scoring display as he plays for his new team.

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DeRozan was averaging his normal numbers when with the San Antonio Spurs. However, with age catching up, DeRozan became desperate to win a title. With all the rumors surfacing around, he finally made a decision to join up with Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls. And it is safe to say that he made the right decision. Currently, DeRozan is going off on a tear leading the Bulls in the scoring department.

Oct 5, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) brings the ball up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of a preseason NBA game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Looking at DeRozan, Bulls fans are going all in. They are now comparing him to Michael Jordan.

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The Chicago Bulls are having a great season after a long time. Their front office hit the mark with getting together this group. Likewise, the fans are all excited looking at the resurgence of their Bulls. DeRozan has been the spearhead of the team so far, putting up some serious points on the board. Reacting to his game against Boston, fans are now putting his name alongside MJ.

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DeRozan is having the best scoring year of his career in a long time. Averaging over 25 points per game, he is going off for Chicago. In addition, DeRozan has picked up his three point shooting to a whole new level shooting 41% as compared to his previous best of 33%. He looks to have found a new wave, and he proved that with his splendid game against the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics are no easy team to go through. With the duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, they are an elite offensive team. However, DeMar and the Bulls got through. In the 128-114 win, DeRozan put up 37 points while shooting 75% from the field. Moreover, he got it done on the defensive end with a steal and block to his name. Putting the team on his back, it is no surprise fans have so much praise for the Bulls star.

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However, one thing to consider is that it is only the start of the season. But if DeMar DeRozan can keep up his scoring run, do you think he has a shot to win the league MVP? 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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