Zach Thomas LaVine born March 10, 1995 is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion, he was named an NBA All-Star in 2021 and 2022.
LaVine’s career-high 50 points on April 9 versus the Atlanta Hawks made him the fifth player in franchise history to post such a game.
LaVine was born in the Seattle, Washington suburb of Renton to athletic parents.
His father, Paul, played American football professionally in the United States Football League (USFL) and National Football League (NFL), and his mother, CJ, was a softball player
At around the age of five, LaVine developed an interest in basketball after watching Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan in the film Space Jam.
Later, he also became a fan of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, and modeled his game after his childhood idols.
LaVine grew up in the Seattle area, where he was honored as the state’s top high school player.
He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins.
After one season at UCLA, he entered the NBA after being named one of the top freshmen in the Pac-12 Conference.
As a rookie with Minnesota, LaVine won the league’s Slam Dunk Contest, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
In 2016, he became the fourth NBA player to ever win consecutive dunk contests. He was traded to Chicago in 2017.
On June 26, 2014, LaVine was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
The Timberwolves drafted him more for his long-term potential than for immediate returns.
He signed his rookie scale contract with the team on July 8, 2014.
When an ankle injury sidelined starter Ricky Rubio indefinitely, LaVine became the starting point guard over veteran Mo Williams.
After being switched back to the bench by coach Flip Saunders in favor of Williams, LaVine scored 28 points in a 120–119 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on November 28.
He became only the second teenager ever in the NBA to have at least 25 points and five assists as a reserve.
LaVine moved back into the starting lineup after back spasms sidelined Williams.
On December 6 against the San Antonio Spurs, LaVine had 22 points and 10 assists for his first double-double.
He became just the fourth teenage player to record a 20-point, 10-assist game in the NBA.
On June 22, 2017, LaVine was traded, along with Kris Dunn and the rights to Lauri Markkanen (the 7th pick in the 2017 NBA draft), to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the rights to Justin Patton (the 16th pick in the 2017 NBA draft)
Zach parents are Paul LaVine a former American footballer in the NFL and Cheryl Johnson-LaVine a former softball player.
Zach Lavine Age & Height
Born March 10, 1995, Zach is 26 years currently. He’s 6 ft 5in (1.96m) tall.
The shooting guard/small forward wears the number 8 jersey for NBA side the Chicago Bulls.
Who Is Zach LAvine Girlfriend
LaVine is engaged to girlfriend Hunter Mar. Both Zach and Hunter used to be high schoolmates and have been continuing their love stories since then.
He has three sisters; Camryn LaVine, Chandi Leishman and Linda Carter
Zach LaVine is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $3 million.
His contract with the Bulls
According to spotrac.com Zach LaVine signed a 4 year / $78,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bulls, including $78,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $19,500,000.
In 2021-22, LaVine will earn a base salary of $19,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,500,000 and a dead cap value of $19,500,000.
His player stats