Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine is set to make his All-Star debut after it was announced on Tuesday that he was voted as a reserve for the East. There are more than a few that would argue that this has been long overdue, which apparently includes Chicago native Dwyane Wade.
Wade took to Twitter to express his pride in LaVine’s recent achievement:
Why am I proud of @ZachLaVine making the AllStar game like he’s my son 😂 Congrts YnG’ they’re listening now!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 24, 2021
LaVine has been playing at an elite level for the Bulls this season, and his efforts have been rewarded by his first-ever call-up to the All-Star squad. With averages of 28.6 points (on 51.8 percent shooting), 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.1 steals, it’s hard to argue about the notion that the 25-year-old deserves a spot on the All-Star team.
Be that as it may, there are still some out there who believe that there are other players in the East that deserve a spot ahead of LaVine. Guys like Domantas Sabonis, Bam Adebayo, Trae Young, and even Jerami Grant have been playing some outstanding basketball themselves, and have been named as some of the biggest snubs in the East this year.
LaVine has been on the other side of the fence in the past, so we’re sure he’s just happy to be on the inside looking out this time around. Wade himself has had his fair share of All-Star appearances during his day, and he’s just delighted for his “son” here.
The Bulls recently surprised LaVine with a heartwarming gesture following his All-Star selection. The team told him that he was set to speak with the media, only for him to realize that it was actually his family and friends on the other end of the video call. You can see the awesome moment here.