Zach LaVine, Bulls upset about All-Star snubs
He feels like he’s done more than enough to warrant a spot in the All-Star reserves, but it seems like coaches and players felt like there were other people more deserving of the spot and didn’t even consider him.
Bulls fans who saw LaVine perform for the Bulls this season can attest to the quality of play he has showcased and will argue for his inclusion. The entire Bulls organization is also reportedly behind their star.
Multiple sources have told the Sun-Times that the entire organization is less than thrilled with how this all played out, and LaVine didn’t hide his frustration with it, either.
“Yeah, it’s upsetting, but you know … we see the way it’s gotta be,’’ LaVine said. “We gotta be in the [playoff] hunt. We’re in the hunt a little bit but we’re not solidified. We had some ups and downs, had some injuries. But like I told you guys in the beginning, we win, we all succeed. So we’ll get there, I’ll get there, and I don’t have a doubt in my mind about that.’’
The Bulls are currently out of the playoff picture at 19-35, but LaVine has been doing god’s work for the team. He’s averaging 25.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists a game. He’s one of the reasons why Jim Boylen’s Bulls aren’t the runaway leaders for the first overall pick of the 2020 Draft.
Expect LaVine to up his efforts to make everyone regret their decision to snub him. If he keeps that competitive fire in him, making the All-Star Game next year won’t be a pipe dream anymore.
Zach LaVine doesn’t have to like his current reality, but he can choose to use it as a catapult to future improvement.