NBA Fans Draw Michael Jordan Comparisons As DeMar DeRozan Heats Up in the 4th Quarter Against The Lakers

Published 12/20/2021, 9:00 AM EST


Whenever fans think of DeMar DeRozan, they remember the time he air-balled during a win over the New York Knicks. As the name makes the audience think about the bounty on his head. In the executives’ opinion, his trade was the ‘worst move’ during the off-season.

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It seems that DeRozan is following in the footsteps of legendary basketball player Michael Jordan after losing the game-winning situation. After the perspective he has made in the past, he seems to be improving his game. Isaiah Thomas and Carmelo Anthony are among the Lakers players who are not in the NBA due to COVID protocols.

Oct 25, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Bulls guard DeMar DeRozan (11) goes to the basket over Toronto Raptors forwards Scottie Barnes (4) and Precious Achiuwa (5) in the second half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

 In taking advantage of the opportunity, DeRozan scored 38 points resulting in the win for the Chicago Bulls over the Lakers with a score of 115-110. Based on the Bulls’ history of the last 25 years, DeRozen is the first player to score 50 points over a 3-game span in the 4th quarter.

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DeRozen is giving fans Michael Jordan vibes

Throughout this season, DeRozen has consistently put up impressive numbers for the Bulls. According to many, he is exuding a ‘Jordan-esq’ vibe on the court that can be seen in his amazing performance at 38 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds to win 115-100.

DeRozen and Jordan’s scoring strategies and impressive play were compared due to their similarity in their style of play and strategy. For instance, Jordan made 51 points at age 38.

The Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan (23) shows he’s still friends with the Phoenix Suns Charles Barkley as they get set to play game 6 of the NBA Finals in Phoenix, Sunday, June 20, 1993. (AP Photo/John Swart) ORG XMIT: APHS187693 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

 

In a game against Cleveland, Jordan scored 69 points (62.2 FG percent), 18 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and one block for the Cavaliers, earning him one of the greatest performances ever recorded in the NBA! 

Taking into account that the Bulls have lost players from the starting lineup, it is necessary for them to take all the points DeRozen is making to make the game alive. Due to the Bulls’ loss of a large part of the season, they became more focused on their coverage.

As a result, many fans commented that DeRozen looks like Jordan as if he’s following his mantra.

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Tell us what you think about DeRozen’s performance.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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