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Video: Pacers’ Myles Turner goes for the block but Bulls’ Zach LaVine still throws it down

Zach LaVine, Myles Turner

Despite encountering some injury trouble along the way, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has remained one of the most prolific dunkers of this era.

The former Minnesota Timberwolves standout has already won two NBA Slam Dunk Contests, which came in back-to-back seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17, while LaVine was at it once again on Tuesday evening in Indiana.

Making Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner his latest victim, LaVine managed to slam this one home even with the presence of the big man standing in his way.

With LaVine dunking like this on a regular basis, many want the Bulls guard to participate in yet another NBA Slam Dunk Contest sometimes soon.

Because of his past of sustaining lower-body injuries, it remains to be seen as to whether or not LaVine gives the fans what they want in the end. However, with next year’s NBA All-Star Weekend slated to take place in Chicago, LaVine appears primed to attempt to earn another dunking crown in the “Windy City.”

“I’m disappointed I’m not in Charlotte,” LaVine said, via the league’s official website, during this year’s NBA All-Star break. “But I’m happy the break is coming. I’ll take it as a rest.”

Nonetheless, the up-and-comer still has his sights set on next year in Chicago.

“I’ll see how I’m feeling next year or the year after that,” LaVine added . “I’ve still got some tricks in my bag, so I might just do it.”

With the Bulls struggling mightily to string together wins this year, perhaps a midseason spark from LaVine is what the Eastern Conference franchise will need come 2019-20.