Zach LaVine is the star, face, and leader of the Chicago Bulls. At just 24-years-old, he’s the future of the franchise.
But on First Take Friday morning, not even he could deny his desire to play for a Laker.
When asked specifically about which player he’d like to play with, Zach had no problem naming 3x NBA Champion LeBron James.
“I would love to go out there and play with Lebron James. I’d love to play with a point guard that passes the ball up and down the court like that. Sometimes playing with a dominant big man is great too.”
The Bulls have not done a very good job surrounding LaVine with All-Star talent. Since his arrival in Chicago, the Bulls have been near the bottom of the standings every year. Most of it is a lack of talent, some of it is just growing pains from a very young roster.
Interestingly enough, the Lakers have both LeBron and the “dominant big man” in Anthony Davis. While he’s not requesting a trade to L.A. any time soon, it’s clear that he likes what they are doing. Maybe Gar Forman should take notes.
Through 55 games this season, Zach is averaging 25 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game on 44% shooting.