Another game, another buzzer-beater for DeMar DeRozan. After breaking the hearts of the Indiana Pacers on Friday, the Chicago Bulls star did the same to the Washington Wizards on Saturday with an incredible game-winner. Sure enough, it drew several reactions from the NBA world, with the likes of Chris Paul, LeBron James and Victor Oladipo all left in awe.
When Kyle Kuzma gave the Wizards the 119-117 lead with just 3.3 seconds left, Washington fans thought the game was over. Besides, there's no way they would let DeRozan get the ball and make a shot after his game-winner the night prior, right?
However, DeRozan is the King of the Fourth for a reason. He took matters into his own hands and delivered once again. The Wizards were ready, even double-teaming him at the last possession. However, there was just no stopping the veteran swingman with his confidence at an all-time high.
DEMAR DEROZAN FOR THE WIN AGAIN!!@NBCSChicago | @DeMar_DeRozan | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/RzYwDV7QA4
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 2, 2022
After watching DeMar DeRozan lead the Bulls to their seventh straight win and help them claim the solo lead at the top of the East, several NBA players like Chris Paul, Montrezl Harrell and Victor Oladipo couldn't help but heap praise on him.
Demar so cold!!!!!!!!!!! ✊🏾
— Chris Paul (@CP3) January 2, 2022
Damn Debo can’t do nothing but shake hands damn
— Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) January 2, 2022
Damn demar back to back. 💯🤝
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) January 2, 2022
Meanwhile, LeBron James was just as stunned as everyone else, exclaiming a huge “Wow” at the sight of the clutch bucket.
WOOOWWW!! D-Bo AGAIN!!!!! Ballgame
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 2, 2022
DeRozan's Bulls teammates also took to Twitter to shower him with praises, while Fred VanVleet highlighted how the former Toronto Raptors leader deserves to be MVP.
😭😭😭😭DEEEBBOOOO !! Bulls win .. AGAIN
— Alex Caruso (@ACFresh21) January 2, 2022
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) January 2, 2022
— Fred VanVleet (@FredVanVleet) January 2, 2022
There is no doubt DeMar DeRozan deserves all the recognition he gets, and with the way he is playing for the East-leading Bulls, the MVP is not out of the conversation. That's just how phenomenal he has been for his new team.