Zach LaVine is a six-foot-six shooting guard/small forward who plays for Chicago Bulls in the NBA. His parents, Cheryl-Johnson and Paul LaVine, were both professional athletes. Paul played football while Cheryl-Johnson was a softball player. Zach followed in his parents’ footsteps and evolved to become an athlete himself.
LaVine developed an interest in basketball at a very young age and drew inspiration from Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. He was born on March 10, 1995, in Renton, Washington, and attended Bothell High School, where he started off as a point guard.
As a senior, LaVine was honored with the Washington Mr.Basketball title and he impressed with averages of 28.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He then committed to UCLA after high-school where he completed one year of college.
LaVine was transformed into an effective sixth man, and he shot 44.1% from the field as a freshman. He garnered a lot of acclaim as a shooting guard and decided to forego his remaining years at UCLA after declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft.
LaVine was a highly heralded player coming out of college and he went as the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves sealed his services and LaVine came off the bench in his first year. A few injuries to his teammates here and there allowed LaVine to start games as a rookie.
The Washington native played all 82 games as a sophomore and posted averages of 14.0 points and 3.1 assists. Moreover, LaVine showcased his high-flying skills at the All-Star weekend and won the Slam Dunk Contest twice in 2015 and 2016.
The Timberwolves then traded LaVine to the Chicago Bulls in 2017, along with the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen. His debut season in Chicago was plagued by injuries as LaVine missed both the start and the conclusion to the 2017/18 NBA season.
LaVine then signed a contract extension with the Bulls during the 2018 off-season after the franchise exercised their clause and dismissed an offer posted by the Sacramento Kings. LaVine began the 2020 season on a bright note as he posted a career-high 49.0 points against the Charlotte Hornets.
He posted terrific numbers during the regular season, but the Bulls missed out on a playoff ticket yet again.
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2015)
2× NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2015, 2016)
Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2014)
First-team Parade All-American (2013)
AP Washington Player of the Year (2013)
Washington Mr. Basketball (2013)
LaVine came into the NBA with several expectations, and he’s so far fulfilled it partially. We’ve seen glimpses of his immense talent, but there’s more inside the UCLA alum. Currently, in the 2020-21 season, he is at 27.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.
LaVine signed a four-year contract extension with the Chicago Bulls back in 2018. The deal will see him earn $78 million through four years, and he will become an unrestricted free agent in 2022.
Celebrity Net Worth values Zach LaVine’s total worth at $3 million. Furthermore, the Bulls star would’ve earned $66,928,548 in salary upon the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
LaVine has an active endorsement deal with sneaker brand Adidas. He was donning their rivals Nike sneakers before 2017, but Adidas signed him up on a four-year $35 million deal.
LaVine took an active step towards philanthropy and donated the proceedings he received from winning the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest. He made a charitable contribution of $10,000 from the winnings to the Metro Deaf School in St.Paul, Minnesota.
Zach LaVine belongs to the Adidas family when it comes to sneakers. He signed a lucrative deal with the brand in 2017 that sees him wearing their shoes till 2021.
LaVine recently donned the attractive ‘Adidas N3XT L3V3L,’ model and has sported several other designs as well.
|Marital Status|| |
Engaged (Hunter Mar)
|NBA Championship Rings|| |
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
|200 lb (91 kg)|
6’6” (2.03 m)
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