Zach LaVine is playing a huge role on NBATV today and answered a question on who his five greatest Bulls of all time are. Here’s his list.
This is an obvious choice. Zach picking MJ makes the perfect sense considering Jordan is widely considered the GOAT among basketball fans. Jordan had a storied career while in Chicago, winning six NBA titles and making the All-Star team 12 times in his tenure with the squad.
Zach’s second choice is none other than Derrick Rose. Zach knows what D Rose meant to the Bulls and the city while he was here. Derrick brought the Bulls back to relevance before a devastating ACL tear in the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Derrick was a three-time All-Star while playing for the Bulls and remains a fan favorite to this day.
The greatest number two in NBA history is next on the list. Scottie is a Hall-of-Famer and helped contribute to the Bulls winning six NBA Championships in the ’90s. Scottie was a seven-time All-Star during his tenure with the Bulls. Another fantastic choice by Zach.
Ben Gordon was an elite-level scorer during his tenure with the Bulls. He averaged 18.5 PPG, was the 2004-05 Sixth Man of the Year, and made the 2004-05 All-NBA Rookie team. Gordon helped the baby Bulls reach the playoffs and sweep Miami, the then defending champs in the 2007 playoffs. Ben Gordon was a fan favorite for years until leaving the team 2009-10.
The last player on Zach’s list is Jamal Crawford. This has to be the most shocking player on this list, that is until you dig a little deeper. Jamal spent four years with the Bulls during their rebuilding stage in the early 2000s. He was a high-volume scorer and didn’t really peak while he was here. Zach and Jamal are both from the state of Washington and Zach participated in Jamal’s camps. They are said to be great friends and Jamal said himself that Zach LaVine is ‘somebody you want leading your franchise.’
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