In an appearance on CJ McCollum's "Pull Up Podcast", new Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry praised Chicago Bulls star guard Zach LaVine. LaVine is starting to blossom into a real star in the NBA and it seems other stars are taking notice. Lowry said of LaVine, “People don’t understand just how good he really, really is.”
LaVine is coming off his first NBA All-Star appearance and had the opportunity to win a Gold Medal with Team USA this year. His stock has been on the rise since the end of the 2020-21 NBA season, in which he averaged 27.4 PPG on 50.7% from the field and 41.9% from three-point range. Now, elite talents around the NBA are beginning to acknowledge that Chicago has a star on its hands.
When asked who's "the most slept-on player in the NBA," Lowry responded Zach LaVine. McCollum followed up by agreeing with Lowry, stating, "I like Zach LaVine. It's going to be a big year for him playing alongside DeRozan. They have a nice little situation in Chicago."
With several national media outlets and pundits insinuating the Bulls roster won't fit together, it's a breath of fresh air to hear players around the league giving LaVine and co. their due. LaVine has drawn praise from many peers as of late and he is poised to make the next jump into superstardom in 2021-22. This year's roster is arguably the most talented group surrounding LaVine throughout his career.
Here's a Zach LaVine dunk compilation, because why not?