Jabari Parker’s first tweet back home with Bulls
On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the Chicago Bulls officially inked forward Jabari Parker to a two-year, 40 million dollar deal that brought the former Milwaukee Buck back home.
Parker was born and raised in Chicago’s South Side, and it’s clear that he is thrilled to be playing ball in the place where his NBA career first started to take shape.
The talented wing sent out his first tweet since his signing became official, letting the world know he was returning to his roots.
— Jabari Parker (@JabariParker) July 18, 2018
Parker is a player that seemed to have limitless potential when he was first introduced in the league as a No.2 draft pick out of Duke. Unfortunately for Parker, his rookie was season was marred by an ACL injury, and he was limited to only 25 games.
But Parker bounced back from the injury well and was averaging 20.1 points in his third season until it was brutally cut short by the same injury that ended his rookie campaign.
Now, Parker is working tirelessly to get back into shape, determined to dodge the fate of one of his role models and a man whom he called a “hero,” Derrick Rose. After Rose’s ACL tear, his athleticism went on a steady decline, and he became a shade of the player that once won the MVP.
Parker has a chance to show that this injury is not a career-ender. If he can return to his previous form, the Bulls certainly will have received a bargain and a new hometown hero.