With a few critical possessions left in the game, the ball was in the hands of a familiar face in Chicago. It was really quite a sight, and as the shots rained in at the perfect times, one would tend to ponder if the guy hitting the shots was wearing the jersey number twenty-three. In reality, he was wearing number one.
The new folk hero in Chicago, Derrick Rose has been absolutely on fire in the playoffs so far against the Indiana Pacers, as he helped control the flury produced by the likes of Tyler Hansbrough and Danny Granger. The real question that is swirling around the landscape of the NBA right now, is Derrick Rose deserving of the “Most Valuable Player” award?
After dropping in a playoff high thirty-nine points and thirty-six points in front of the Bulls faithful, it was clear that he keeps improving and really hasn’t even hit his window just yet. Rose helped lead Chicago to the best record in the league and has awoken a fan base that was figuratively asleep for many years since the glory seasons with Michael Jordan. As Rose and his teammates look to finish off the Pacers, and head onto the next round, we wait in absolute excitement to see truly if this twenty-two year old all-star is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.
Written by Kristian Dignazio for Athlete’s Angle.
As a treat for you here is Derrick Rose’s top 10 plays from this season.