The Chicago Bulls had a unique way of heralding the upcoming NBA season 10 days out -- by posting a photo of the world's best No. 10 on their social media.
It's just that, well, the world's best No. 10 isn't that kind of a baller.
The Bulls are gearing up by counting down on Twitter. And on Monday, they handed a special jersey to an unlikely fan: Barcelona and Argentine star Lionel Messi.
Of course, this isn't the first time that Messi has stepped out in Chicago colours, having taken Hulk, his gigantic dog, for a walk this past August while wearing his favourite Derrick Rose replica.
We're not sure whether it is a sign that Messi is planning a second career in the NBA, or if it shows the Barcelona star's eternal reverence for the team that Michael Jordan made famous, but one thing is for certain: Messi is officially a Chicago Bulls fan -- no switching allegiances now!