Former Minnesota Timberwolves and current Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has some pretty high aspirations for himself this season.
Many from around the league have a hard time not discussing LaVine around this time of year as this season’s installment of NBA All-Star Weekend is now just around the corner.
Already a Slam Dunk Contest Champion, LaVine appears to have his eyes set on yet another title this time around. Not only that, but the up-and-coming Bulls guard also wants to win the 3-Point Shootout in 2019-20.
“I don’t think anyone has won a dunk contest and a three-point contest, so I’ll try that one out. I would love to,” LaVine recently said before his Bulls faced off against the Dallas Mavericks, via NBA.com. “I would love to go out there and do that and I think I’ll show them in past years what I was known for before just being a dunker is out the window. To win a three-point contest, I think, would be historic.”
Although the Bulls are struggling as a whole, LaVine taking home not one, but two crowns at the midway point of the season could jump start Chicago ahead of next year.
“I want to do something over the weekend,” LaVine added, via NBA.com. “I want to do the three-point contest. I need some time to practice (if it is the dunk contest), but I’m still mulling over the decision; figure it out in a couple of weeks, probably,” LaVine said. “I still think I can go out and win. Obviously, if I do it I think I’ll prepare myself enough to win it like I have. But it will be tough to top myself, you know. I gotta think of some new stuff.”
Considered one of the best dunkers around, LaVine has also proven himself to be a reliable shooter.
Those traits could ultimately create quite the moment at NBA All-Star Weekend.