Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is the son of a coach. And like most children of a coach, they play the game incredibly hard.
Dunleavy is no different as he’s constantly upsetting opposing players thanks to his rough and sometimes suspect (read: dirty) play.
But it appears Dunleavy’s thugged out presence stretches well off the court too.
Rewind a few years when current Chicago Bulls teammate Taj Gibson was still in high school and accidentally bumped into Dunleavy (who was already in the NBA) on a late night ride. That was enough to prove his worth to Gibson.
Per K.C. Johnson:
Gibson’s opinion of Dunleavy the person had been formed positively by an anecdote Gibson hilariously shared earlier this season. A high school-aged Gibson ran into Dunleavy riding the New York subway alone at night. Gibson said Dunleavy, already in the NBA, gave him a head nod.
“You don’t really see NBA players on the train, especially at night,” Gibson said in early January. “That’s how gangster he was.”
Those head nod’s – man – thug stuff.
Damn it feels good to be Dunleavy.