Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls doesn’t appear to be parting ways with the organization or the city anytime soon.
In fact, after LaVine looked at himself in a mockup of a new Chicago-White Sox-themed Bulls jersey, he took to Twitter to ask for concept art to come to life.
I have to say this is a great uniform concept. Is it impossible? Probably not considering that Jerry Reinsdorf is the majority owner of the Bulls and White Sox.
However, an agreement may be necessary with Major League Baseball. Either way, Bulls fans would probably love to see this uniform come to life almost as much as they would love to make sure LaVine wears it beyond the coming season.
LaVine could be courted by the Boston Celtics
With LaVine’s rising stardom and his status as an Olympic gold medalist, his impending free agency has people talking about a potential Chicago exit.
The Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe says the Boston Celtics will be interested in signing LaVine this offseason if he hasn’t signed an extension with Chicago.
A potential Celtics free agent target could be Chicago’s Zach LaVine, who is entering the final year of his contract. He will have to prove that he can lead the Bulls to the playoffs before a contract extension. LaVine recently changed representation and signed with Klutch Sports, which is generally the choice of players who want to maximize their potential as a free agent. LaVine, 26, who just helped Team USA win the gold medal, will ask for maximum contract on the open market. The Olympic experience may have heightened LaVine’s value because he was asked to be a three-and-D player, awakening the Americans with his all-court defense and ability to run on the court. In the event that Bradley Beal decides to stay in Washington, LaVine could be the Celtics’ No.1 target. The Bulls, who added DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball in the offseason, are determined to be a factor in the Eastern Conference.
Bulls fans almost universally berate this concept.
LaVine doesn’t see the Bulls’ new core as a problem
One wonders if LaVine’s new core Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams and Lonzo Ball will find success this season.
LaVine does not buy into the concerns. He spoke with Heavy’s Sean Deveney who asked LaVine if he understood the fit questions. LaVine said:
I don’t get it at all, because it’s just outside of the narratives, at the end of the day, we’re some of the basketball players in the world and we know how to make something work. It’s our job to go out and get to know each other, obviously personally and as a basketball player. It’s easy to make things work on the basketball court if you all have the same intention, and that’s winning. I don’t think anyone on this team is selfish. With that, in the future, if that’s the norm, we’re going to figure it all out because we’re too good at basketball, we work too much, we care too much about the game that it doesn’t.
Time will tell, but in the meantime, who are we talking to about getting these jerseys made?