Zach LaVine Picks Michael Jordan’s Last All-Star Game as One of His Favorite Moments

Published 03/05/2021, 11:30 PM EST
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA – JULY 20: Five-time NBA MVP Michael Jordan smiles after hitting to the seventh green during the RBC Canadian Open’s Mike Weir Charity Classic Pro-Am at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 20, 2009 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)


Michael Jordan dominated the league for almost his entire career. In fact, in the 1990s, MJ and the Chicago Bulls won six NBA Championships. However, after winning his sixth ring, Jordan retired for the second time in his career.

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While Jordan made it pretty clear that he won’t play under any coach other than Phil Jackson, MJ returned to the league for two more seasons. In the last two seasons of his career, Michael Jordan was a member of the Washington Wizards.

However, unlike his stint with the Bulls, he couldn’t win any championships for the franchise. After all, he was getting old and didn’t have the same flair to his game anymore. Finally, Jordan hung his sneakers in the 2002-03 season.

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The NBA showed their respect to him by naming him an NBA All-Star for his final season as well.

Zach LaVine on the last All-Star game of Michael Jordan

DATE: 10/20/01 PHOTO BY : JOEL RICHARDSON DIG MICHAEL JORDAN AND THE WIZARDS HOST NEW JERSEY NETS (Photo by The The Washington Post via Getty Images)

After making his debut for the NBA All-Star team, Bulls’ Zach LaVine joined “All The Smoke” podcast for an interview. During the interview, he was asked about his favorite All-Star moment, to which he replied:

I remember vividly sitting in front of the TV in Mike’s All-Star game. You know, him and Kobe [Bryant] going back and forth & then Mike hitting the baseline jumper. … I remember watching that, just literally sitting in front of the TV man.”

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During his career, LaVine has watched the NBA All-Star game numerous times from the sidelines. But this time around, he will finally get a chance to show his talent as well. However, the main goal for LaVine and the Bulls must be to make a return to the playoffs.

Right now, Zach is the best player on the Bulls squad, but considering the competition in the league, he might not be able to bring a title to Chicago just yet. No offense to LaVine’s game, but the Bulls need to add more pieces around their star in order to win a title.

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Do you think LaVine can someday bring an NBA Championship to Chicago? Let us know your views.

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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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