Derrick Rose and Co. Are For Real, But Do They Have What It Takes to Win It All?

January 18th, 2011 by Josh Rosenblat Leave a reply »
In July, much was made over the malicious wrong doing of LeBron James and his departure from Cleveland to the sunny shores of South Florida. Much was made of Amar'e Stoudemire taking the "Big Apple" by storm. Much was made of the premature proclamation of the Miami Heat as the "team to beat" in the 2010-2011 NBA campaign.

But, little was made of the signings of Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, Keith Bogans, Ronnie Brewer, and even Kurt Thomas by the Chicago Bulls.

Throughout the summer, they kept a low-profile, taking the lead of their then unknown MVP candidate Derrick Rose and rookie head coach Tom Thibodeau. Rose knew it all along; his Bulls were a force to be reckoned with and he was ready to become a superstar.

In August, ESPN Chicago, interviewed Rose and asked him his personal goal for the season. He looked right at the camera, and without a blink or stutter, he replied, "To try and be the best player in the NBA."

This confidence, this swagger, hasn't been seen in Chicago since the days of Michael Jordan.

Rose knew what was in store for his Bulls this season. Every championship team needs a leader, one that can be relied ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.