Lauri Markkanen's summer league debut included botched jersey

Lauri Markkanen's summer league debut included botched jersey

It's summer league for the equipment staff as well apparently.

Lauri Markkanen, the Bulls' first-round pick in June's draft, and the Bulls played their first summer league game in Las Vegas on Saturday. Markkanen scored 14 points and had eight rebounds in a 91-75 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, but his performance may not be what stands out from the game.

The No. 24 jersey he was wearing spelled his name wrong. Instead of Markkanen, the second a and the e got swapped so it incorrectly read: Markkenan. Oops.

Markkanen told Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago that he noticed the misspelling right when he got the jersey at the hotel.

"I didn't know who to tell," Markkanen said. "I just went out there and guys noticed it."

Markkanen added that he got a corrected jersey in the third quarter, but didn't want to change on the bench.

The Bulls tweeted out a few highlights from his performance:

All five Bulls starters scored in double figures. In additions to Markkanen's 14 points, Denzel Valentine had 12 points, Cameron Payne and Kris Dunn had 11 each and Paul Zipser scored 10. Nikola Jovanovic had 11 points off the bench on 5-for-5 shooting.

Wake-up Call: Rose returning to Chicago?; Willson Contreras takes over; State of Cubs-Cards

Wake-up Call: Rose returning to Chicago?; Willson Contreras takes over; State of Cubs-Cards

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Thursday: 

Is #TheReturn getting a reboot? Report says there's a possibility Derrick Rose comes back to Bulls

This is becoming Willson Contreras' team, whether or not Cubs add Alex Avila or another veteran catcher

Bears training camp preview: 3 burning questions for tight ends

Why Blackhawks fans might want to tap the brakes on Alex DeBrincat

That escalated quickly: Cubs just a game back of Brewers, could be in first place as soon as this weekend

Ping-pong balls everywhere: Where do the Bulls rank among projected lottery teams?

Joe Maddon's prime-time message: 'Help or die'

Report: Derrick Rose is considering teaming up with LeBron James, Cavs

Cubs Talk Podcast: State of Cubs-Cardinals rivalry and what lies ahead

Why Adam Engel came up with his unique batting stance, and how he's tweaked it since

Playing with the enemy: Chicago athletes who teamed up with rivals

Playing with the enemy: Chicago athletes who teamed up with rivals

Chicago's chosen son may soon play with the enemy. 

According to reports on Thursday, Derrick Rose is in talks to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal. 

That is indeed hard to imagine, considering the former MVP has spent years battling James for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. But leaving the Windy City to join a rival team isn't a new concept. 

In fact, a few Chicago superstar athletes have done it before: 

-- Chris Chelios, Blackhawks to Red Wings

One of the best defenseman in hockey, Chelios was traded to the Detroit Red Wings after nine productive seasons in Chicago. He hoisted a Stanley Cup not long after and finished his 10-year Red Wings career with 152 points and a plus-158. 

-- Julius Peppers, Bears to Packers

After becoming a cap casualty with the Bears, Peppers chose greener pastures in Wisconsin. The defensive end signed with the Green Bay Packers, where he's tallied 25 sacks in three seasons. 

-- Dexter Fowler, Cubs to Cardinals

Well, at least he won a ring here. Fowler's surprise return to the North Side in 2016 helped boost the Cubs to their first World Series trophy in 108 years, but after winning, the center fielder rightly opted for the money. He signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal in St. Louis last offseason. 

Watch the video above as Siera Santos and Kelly Crull relive the heartbreak.