Derrick Rose: Is the Chicago Bulls Guard Already the Second-Best Bull Ever?

August 27th, 2011 by Shehan Jeyarajah Leave a reply »
At merely 22 years old, Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA. Even Wes Unseld, who won in his rookie campaign, was already 23 by the time he won. When you hear words like "youngest ever," you have to start thinking about things in a historical context. 

Of course, no one is claiming that Rose is already one of the greats. No one expects Rose to be there at such a young age, except for perhaps Kobe and LeBron fanboys who think it's fair to compare careers and skills between guys who have been in the league for far longer.

No, Rose's day is yet to come, but how far has he already risen up the totem pole?

Looking at the Bulls organization, any player is fighting for second place all-time because first place is firmly locked in since the greatest player of all-time played here. Second place, however, is potentially up for grabs.

And there is definitely a case for Rose. He becomes only the second player in Bulls history to win an MVP award, first, obviously, being Jordan. Rose also led his team to their first 60-win season outside of the Jordan era.

Even with all these accomplishments though, Rose ...

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