Vucevic: We all grew up watching MJ and Pippen… we were all Bulls fans

2021-04-10T18:33:23+00:00 2021-04-10T20:55:57+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

10/Apr/21 18:33

Then a Bulls fan, and now a Bulls player.

By Eurohoops team /

Once upon a time a young Nikola Vucevic was watching the Chicago Bulls winning one championship title after another as a kid. And now, he’s actually one of the Bulls himself.

“The Bulls are one of the biggest franchises and especially for our generation — we all grew up watching MJ and Pippen and all of them dominate the league — so we were all big Bulls fans, so I’m very excited about that,” Vucevic said in an interview with Basketball News.

Vucevic was acquired by the Bulls in a trade with the Orlando Magic in late March. Since his arrival in Chicago he has been averaging 26.1 points, 10.3 rebounds plus 3.6 assists and he’s hoping that he, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and co. will manage to steer the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

“I think it’ll be huge if we can get to the playoffs,” Vucevic said. “It’ll be a great achievement for a lot of these young guys to have that experience and also for the franchise to get back to the playoffs after a couple of years. I think by making these moves, the Bulls already sent a strong message to the rest of the league that they really want to win now, but making the playoffs would send a strong message, too