Derrick Rose: The Criticisms and Realities of the Reigning MVP

November 4th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Derrick Rose won the MVP last year, and in so doing, earned the wrath of a segment of the blogosphere. To them, Rose is an overrated player, a darling of the media and an example of everything that is wrong with the award.

Nary an article or blog entry can go up on Rose or the Bulls without this segment blasting the article with negative comments about Rose. You'd think, from reading these, that Rose isn't even an elite player, much less the NBA's MVP. 

Now, I'll admit, (as some of my readers will attest) that I'm a Bulls fan and a big fan of Derrick Rose's game. I'm not going to hide from that. However, I don't think that means it's impossible to be objective. It does, however, mean that I have an extra responsibility to back up any pro-Rose arguments with substance and facts. 

I have tried to give the criticisms the fairest look I can. I've taken considerable time to look at each criticism in extensive detail. I went through each one as though it were my position and approached it form the angle of trying to prove to myself it were true. I honestly have not found them persuasive with one exception. 

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