Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine

Basketball Player

Zachary Thomas LaVine is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Full Name
Mar 10, 1995
6′ 5″
Net Worth


Zachary LaVine was born on March 10, 1995, in Renton, Washington. His zodiac sign is Pisces and his ethnicity is African-American. He went to high school at Bothell High School in Bothell, Washington and he played basketball for the school's team.

LaVine declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after his freshman season at UCLA. He was selected 13th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first player from the Seattle area to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft since Doug Christie in 1992. LaVine had a successful rookie year with the Timberwolves, being named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and participating in both the Rising Stars Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend.

In 2016–17, LaVine had a breakout season with averages of 18.9 points per game and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 44% from three-point range on nearly six attempts per game. He also became just the second player in NBA history (after Michael Jordan) to score 40 or more points multiple times before turning 21 years old. On June 22, 2017, LaVine was traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of a package deal involving Jimmy Butler. 

The following season, LaVine returned from injury with career highs across many statistical categories including scoring (23.7 PPG), rebounds (4.7 RPG), assists (4.5 APG) and steals (1.0 SPG). On July 7th 2019, LaVine re-signed with the Bulls for four years worth $78 million dollars making him one of the highest paid players on their roster. Currently he is playing alongside teammates such as Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., Coby White, Otto Porter Jr., and Thaddeus Young while providing much needed leadership on an up-and-coming young Bulls team that looks to make some noise in future seasons in hopes of returning them back to their former glory days as one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports history.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Zach LaVine is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 10, 1995, Zach LaVine was born in Renton, Washington.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to UCLA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">LaVine commits to play college basketball at UCLA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 13th Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected 13th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2014 NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Dunk Contest</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest during All Star Weekend.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Chicago Bulls</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the Chicago Bulls along with Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs 4 Year Contract Extension</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signed 4 year, $80 million contract extension with the Chicago Bulls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Earns All Star Nod</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named an All Star for the first time in his career after averaging 25.5 points per game.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Elite Athlete</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Zach LaVine is an elite athlete. He is a two time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, and has won multiple awards for his athleticism and skill on the court. He is also incredibly versatile, able to play both guard positions and even some small forward.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Zach LaVine is a great leader on the court. He is always there to encourage and motivate his teammates, and he takes charge when it comes to getting things done. He also sets a great example for other players, showing that hard work and dedication can lead to success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Has a Great Personality</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Zach LaVine has a great personality off the court. He's always up for a laugh, loves interacting with fans, and never takes himself too seriously. His enthusiasm for the game of basketball is infectious and makes him someone everyone can root for.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Highest Dunk Contest Score in NBA History</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Zach LaVine holds the record for highest ever dunk contest score in NBA history, with a score of 98 in the 2016 All Star Dunk Contest.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Record Holder for Most Consecutive Games Scoring 20 or More Points</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">LaVine has the record for most consecutive games scoring 20 or more points (14) as a member of the Chicago Bulls.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Player to Score 50 Points in a Game Since Michael Jordan</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In March 2018, LaVine became the first player to score 50 points in a game since former Bulls legend Michael Jordan.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Player to Win Three Dunk Contests</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">LaVine is the first player to win three Dunk Contests, winning the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, 2015 Taco Bell Skills Challenge and 2016 All Star Dunk Contest.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Played Basketball and Soccer Growing Up</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">LaVine participated in both basketball and soccer growing up, playing point guard on the basketball courts and striker on the soccer fields.</p></div>


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