An ugly scene unfolded in the aftermath of the Chicago Bulls’ impressive victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
The story of the evening should have been Chicago rallying back after being down 22-1 at one point.
Instead it proved to be something much more unfortunate.
Following the game, LaVine could be seen getting physical with a Bulls staffer:
Zach LaVine pushes the Bulls PR person & is The only Bull to leaves the court while the rest of the team stays on the Court to Celebrate the Bulls Victory over The Miami Heat pic.twitter.com/pfHLOpMfov
— Gustavo (@iamvega1982) November 19, 2023
Reactions to the incident were mixed.
Some felt like the staffer should have never put herself in that particular position. Others believed the fault lay with LaVine.
Well, first she grabbed him…
— JustVent (@JustVent6) November 19, 2023
context??? why is Zach Lavine acting that way?
— JonesV (@JoKur_7) November 19, 2023
hes out. its pretty obvious now
— GGs (@franz_mabasa) November 19, 2023
Afterward, LaVine briefly addressed the matter.
“Just a miscommunication for us and our PR team,” he said. “We’re all fine.”
It will be interesting to see if there is any further fallout from the incident.
Either way, this has been a busy week for LaVine.
Between a report surfacing about him being open to a trade, a follow-up that revealed the one team he doesn’t want to go to, and then yet another scoop about the four teams he does want to go to, it has been one thing after another.
Kay Adams Shares Video Wearing Towel And Nothing Else: https://t.co/NGLj5vakkk
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 19, 2023
This is just par for the course.
Will the Bulls address this matter any further? Will LaVine? An answer one way or the other will come within the next few days.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.