Derrick Rose: NBA MVP

Michael Jordan basically mindfucked everyone when he planted the fact that Derrick Rose will be the 2010-11 NBA MVP.

He didn’t need it though.

Indeed, there was no other choice here except for D-Rose.

Rose ousted then 23-year-old Rookie MVP Wes Unseld of the Baltimore Bullets as the league’s youngest Most Valuable Player winner.

He did this at 22.

Ever since former Boston Celtics assistant coach and current Chicago Bull mentor (not to mention the newly-crowned Coach of the Year) Tom Thibodeau (I must learn to memorize his surname) stepped in, he brought out the best in Rose. Despite failing to acquire free agency’s biggest names like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Amar’e Stoudemire... and failing to use Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah in long stretches, Chicago still had a 62-20 record – the last time they had this feat was when Jordan and Scottie Pippen were playing for Da Bulls.

With this feat, he was the second Bull to score the feat since Jordan did it during the 1990’s.

Dwight Howard was hailed second and an All-NBA First Team citation is in the works for him but I can’t say the same for Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant since the First Team usually inserts a power forward in the mix. It will be either LBJ would be placed on the PF spot or Amar’e Stoudemire or Dirk Nowitzki will be placed in the PF spot with the loser of the Bryant-Durant tussle will drop to the Second Team. Lebron is a sure fix at the First Team spot.

Again, congratulations to Derrick Rose!

Game over!


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