(originally published Oct 27 2017)
Lauri Markkanen might be a superstar in the making.
My buddy Blats and I witnessed the very first victory of his young Bulls career. The 20-year-old Finnish sharpshooter made it memorable with a game-clinching three that set off a crowd eruption at United Center:
First of many. The Markksman seems destined to be the next great player for the legendary Chicago Bulls franchise. I don’t buy shirseys lightly. I sensed something when I saw clips of Markkanen playing for the Finnish national team this summer. Plus, he seems to take everything in stride. Nothing fazes the kid. So, I pulled the trigger. First shirsey since D Rose. I was wearing it Thursday night as Lauri Legend hit nothing but net. It’s a joy watching The Finnisher shoot the ball. Bulls fans should be excited to watch his career develop during this rebuilding year and beyond.