Wherever the Chicago Bulls in Paris go, the excitement continues.
“I don’t understand what they’re talking about, but it looks like people are gathering and gathering,” coach Billy Donovan told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Bulls confirms a list of all tourist milestones in their first three days in Paris. A trip to the Eiffel Tower, lots of wine, and even a peek at fashion week. The team also participated in a women’s basketball clinic in the Paris area on Wednesday.
“These kids don’t get to see us very often, so it’s been great for them and for us,” said Nikola Vucevic of the center. and try to spend as much time as possible.”
By Wednesday, however, the team’s focus was back on basketball. With a 20-24 record, the Bulls have a lot of potential when they face the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.
Every game counts for the Bulls as the Eastern Conference races for the last spot on the playoff line.
The Pistons nearly beat a man in Paris after 19-year-old center Jalen Duren misplaced his passport before the team left Detroit.
Duren was not with the Pistons when they arrived on Monday, as he was not allowed to board the team’s charter plane. The Athletic reported that the Pistons are working to get Duren on a new flight on Tuesday. The center eventually arrived and rejoined the team on Wednesday in time for Thursday’s game.
The Bulls arrive in Paris in the midst of the madness of Fashion Week, which runs from January 17th to January 22nd, at Off-White, the fashion house founded by innovative designer and Chicago native Virgil Abloh. and appeared in proper collaboration with the team.
Abloh founded Off-White in 2013. After his death in 2021, his legacy lives on with the link between high fashion brands and streetwear styles.
With the help of Abloh’s family, the brand partnered with the Bulls to celebrate his love of Chicago sports and create a new series of Bulls designs to celebrate Off-White’s 10th anniversary. The entire Bulls roster is streetwear and his designer, Chicago native Don C.
At least one Bulls player is home from Paris with a W, regardless of Thursday’s game result.
Backup forward Derrick Jones Jr. got the chance to propose to his longtime girlfriend Shakala at a dinner with players, coaches, family and friends. Jones received an immediate and forceful answer.