Derrick Rose Is The NBA’s MVP, Just Like He Told All Of Us He Would Be
Derrick Rose, at the age of 22, is the NBA’s youngest MVP recipient.
Everybody may be surprised at the incredible season that Rose has had as he led the Chicago Bulls to the league’s best record by posting remarkable statistics of 25 ppg and 7.7 apg while improving both his free throw percentage and his shot from behind the arc.
But if you’re Derrick Rose, the only words coming out of your mouth would be “I told you so.”
Remember back in September when Rose refused to get caught up in the hype of LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach and that the MVP race pretty much boiled down to Kobe, Kevin, LeBron and Dwyane. Rose confidently uttered the words “Why can’t I be the MVP of the League?” during the Chicago Bulls media day. Some scoffed (“Rose won’t ever sniff an MVP, he is straight up delusional,” one commenter said), others briefly chuckled and few figured that the third year player out of Memphis truly believed his own words.
But alas, here we are, witnessing history as Rose cut up the competition as he led the Bulls to a shocking run that has yet to be finished as the hope to secure an NBA championship. Despite the odds against him. Despite the loaded talent at the top of the NBA food chain. Despite the fact that NOBODY thought Rose could lead the Chicago Bulls to the best record in the league. He did it.
113 of 121 votes don’t lie.
And just think, people debated whether to draft Derrick Rose or Michael Beasley with the #1 pick in the 2008 draft. I guess we know who won that argument.
What made the moment even more special was the speech he gave when accepting the award. When was the last time you felt the words of an NBA player resonate as Rose’s did when he spoke of his mother. You could tell that Rose’s travels have been of the turbulent kind and his historic feat means just as much to his family as it does to him.