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Bulls star DeMar DeRozan shatters Michael Jordan’s franchise record

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Chicago Bulls superstar DeMar DeRozan is making waves as he tries to revive the franchise and bring it to new heights this season. The 32-year old’s arrival in the Windy City has brought nothing but great energy, helping the Bulls get to the upper half of the Eastern Conference. And now, he just broke a record that was held by none other than Michael Jordan for the past three decades.

DeRozan was once again busy getting buckets on Sunday night at home against the New York Knicks. The four-time All-Star led the way once again for his new team which has now put him at the top of the franchise record books as the player with most points in his first 16 games in Chicago with 425, to surpass MJ’s 424 which he did back in his rookie season in ’84-85 (via NBA Central).

To say that this season’s Bulls are making a dent in the league is definitely an understatement. This team, spearheaded by DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Zach LaVine, have been making a historic run this season as they try to rebuild the Bulls franchise and earn some respect as a legitimate top team in the East.

Despite being relatively new, this rebuilt Chicago squad has been one of the most surprising stories in the NBA so far this season and DeRozan has been a huge part of this evolution. Win after win, the Bulls have proven that they’re a team not to be taken lightly and DeRozan’s current form is something that the league should be genuinely afraid of.