Zach LaVine and Bradley Beal fought hard in an epic duel yesterday, with both of them scoring 35 points each. Beal gave LaVine props after the game.
It is safe to say that Zach LaVine has been in impeccable form this season. In fact, he has been having a great career in Chicago ever since he got traded from the Timberwolves. He’s been putting in the work and has been improving significantly, every passing season. Although, the former Slam-Dunk champion is yet to be named ‘All-Star’.
It is often said ‘game recognises game’. Bradley Beal, the league’s highest scorer this season, has been impressed by LaVine’s game for a long time now. On Monday night, LaVine and Beal fought hard in an epic duel with both of them scoring 35 points each. Bradley Beal and his Wizards managed to steal a 105-101 win.
The 25-year-old LaVine has been among the guards to be named All-Star season. After their game, Beal made sure he let people know that he would be voting for LaVing for sure. Bradley Beal also added:
“Zach LaVine is a bonafide scorer in this league. He should hands down be an All-Star. I’m not debating. He’s getting my vote. Every time we play it’s like this, it’s competitive.”
Bradley Beal says Zach LaVine should “hands down be an All-Star. I’m not debating. He’s getting my vote.”
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) February 9, 2021
‘He’s playing some of the best basketball in the league’: Bradley Beal on Zach LaVine
When the first fan voting returns were declared, Beal and LaVine both made the top 5 of the Eastern Conference guards. Beal lead the list with 1,273,817 votes, whereas LaVine is 5th with 486,547 votes. Bradley Beal isn’t the only one who wanted LaVine to make the All-Star team. Former NBA champion, Dwyane Wade was all-in too, for LaVine to be an All-Star.
Let’s get it right this year with Zach LaVine as an AllStar!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 29, 2021
The two, Beal and LaVine, have had some workout sessions together. When asked how those workouts go, Beal said ‘its hell’. Beal also added:
“We’re always seeing who can out-compete the other guy, who can lead their team to victory. He’s been playing some of the best basketball in the league over the last couple games. He came in, had 39 before this tonight. So he’s electric, man. He has a great change of pace, can shoot the 3, he’s a three-level scorer, man.”
Currently, Zach LaVine is averaging a whopping 27.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, all of which are career-highs. The former UCLA Bruin has been leading the Bulls to a 9-14 start, which is way better than what they were last year at this stage of the season.