DeMar DeRozan put his name in the NBA record books this season.
Back on Oct. 28 against the San Antonio Spurs, the Chicago Bulls’ All-Star became only the 50th player in league history to crack the 20,000-point threshold. While opposing head coach Greg Popovich called a timeout to honor the legendary achievement mid-game, Billy Donovan also went on to recognize DeRozan with a special gift during a recent practice.
The Bulls’ head coach handed DeRozan a custom Wilson basketball on Tuesday morning. The embroidered ball labels the accomplishment and date in big bold letters. You can take a look at the moment DeRozan received the gift here:
As sweet as it is to see the smile on DeRozan’s face, the best part of the video actually comes courtesy of Alex Caruso. If you listen until the end, the Bulls’ veteran defender let rookie Dalen Terry know he’s got a ways to go to catch up to their All-Star teammates: “Dalen, nineteen thousand nine hundred and ninety-six to go,” Caruso says.
Give the man some credit, Alex! He actually has just nineteen thousand nine hundred and ninety-one points to go!
Anyway, congrats again to DeMar for officially putting his name among some of the best scorers to ever do it!