Derrick Rose Wears Red, Bulls Opponents Feel Blue, Rose Is MVP, Let Me Tell You

April 11th, 2011 by Steven Elonich Leave a reply »
The Windy City has been on a thrill ride during the last three years. After having many terrible and, at best, average seasons following the end of Jordan's reign atop the NBA, they struck gold.

Sensational, jaw-dropping, spectacular, but humble, gold. This gold has risen through the ranks at an astounding rate, shocking those around him.

Of course, this gold is Chicago's own Derrick Rose.

Think back to the 2008 draft lottery. The Chicago Bulls came in with only a 1.7 percent chance of getting the first overall pick, which many expected to be the talented forward out of Kansas State in Michael Beasley.

Beasley was a better fit for the Bulls, who already had Kirk Hinrich to play point guard. Tyrus Thomas and Tyson Chandler weren't the answer down low, and Michael Beasley had more versatility and had even outdone expectations at the combine.

But there was something about Derrick Rose. Being a Chicago native, it seemed right for him to go home to play ball. Fans loved the idea of a hometown player coming back to Chicago, but would it work with Kirk Hinrich?

Rose was viewed as a fast point guard with good driving a ...

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