John Paxson

Jabari Parker says playing for the Bulls 'is a dream come true'

Jabari Parker says playing for the Bulls 'is a dream come true'

Sitting in the sparkling atrium of the United Center, with natural light streaming in and the Michael Jordan statue casting its imposing shadow, Jabari Parker called playing for his hometown Bulls “a dream come true.”

Some may call tearing a left ACL not once but twice a nightmare, particularly when the second time interrupted a breakout third NBA season in which he averaged 20 points. But Parker’s response to that ordeal, both in the way he attacked his rehabilitation and how he talked about it at Wednesday’s news conference, offered a window into the 23-year-old’s perspective.

“The first time I hurt myself, I did ask why,” Parker said, referencing the tear that cut short...

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