Coby White is an exciting young player for the Chicago Bulls. He’s had moments early in his rookie season – but nothing like this. In fact, no rookie in NBA history has ever had a quarter like this. No Chicago Bull has ever had a quarter like the 19 year old had in the 4th on a cold November Tuesday night inside United Center. The Knicks had tied the game on a Bobby Portis three at the 3rd quarter buzzer. The 4th quarter would soon become part of the legend of Coby White. The former North Carolina star caught fire, dropping 7 threes during an insane stretch in which he carried the Bulls to an insurmountable lead. He couldn’t miss:
It all happened with his beloved college coach, Roy Williams, watching from the UC stands. Roy stood, smiling and cheering, as Coby went off and chants of “Coby, Coby” rained down from the rafters. After the game, during the postgame on court interview, Roy came down to hug his former player. Coby is likable for more than just his game. He’s a genuine kid with a big heart and a positive aura. The Bulls have got themselves a good one with a bright future. Hopefully this ignites Coby and he gets on a roll for a string of games.
Great win. Zach LaVine and Wendell Carter Jr. played terrific ball. In Milwaukee tomorrow night, let’s shock the deer.