The Chicago Bulls have received great news today, as Zach LaVine has accepted their extension offer to stay with the team for the next five years. Earlier today, the talented shooting guard agreed to a five-year, $215.2 million deal with the Bulls that will keep him on the squad until 2027.
A lot was said about LaVine's free agency plans, with some suggesting he would leave the Bulls and try his luck with a different team, with most saying that team was the Los Angeles Lakers. Zach fueled these rumors when he said he grew up a Lakers fan, which made their fans dream about it.
Still, that didn't happen, and now LaVine is set to continue playing with the Bulls, trying to improve what they did last season, reaching the playoffs as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
To make sure his message was clear, LaVine shared an edited clip of the blockbuster movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street' where Leonardo DiCaprio's character is saying goodbye to the people of his company due to some legal issues. After a couple of seconds of thinking, Jordan Belfort decided he wouldn't leave and sent an NSFW message to confirm he was staying.
"You know... I'm not f***ing leaving," Belfort shouts while the crowd cheers. "The show goes on. This is my home."
This was one of the best scenes from the movie, and it perfectly explains how LaVine handled this free agency and, presumably, how the Bulls Nation reacted after learning that he's not going anywhere. Zach is set to create something good in Windy City, and the Bulls know they have something good in their hands.
Next season might be great for them if they keep pushing and reach the next level. For now, they can rejoice that LaVine is staying for at least five more years.