Before the slick dribbling moves of Curry and Irving became popular in the whole world, there was a Derrick Rose who can beat almost any opponent because of his great crossover and hesitation moves. He was so good that even a double team defense cannot stop him from scoring. That’s what he is, especially during his MVP season in the NBA. We cannot hide the fact that Derrick Rose had a lot of injuries already, but if we will look back on his MVP season, then that’s the time that we can truly understand why he became so popular and became one of the greatest basketball player who ever played the game.

derrick-roseMaybe we already know much about how Derrick Rose plays in the NBA, but not on the other aspects of his life. So, let us try to know him more below:

  1. His full name is Derrick Martell Rose.
  2. Rose was born in October 4, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois.
  3. Derrick Rose has a height of 6’3” and a weight of 190 lbs.
  4. He was raised by a single mother, Brenda Rose, in a very dangerous area in Chicago called Englewood.
  5. Rose’s siblings are Dwayne, Reggie and Allan, who were very talented basketball players also. They became the first coaches of Derrick in basketball.
  6. He attended Simeon Career Academy during high school.
  7. Then, Rose went to Memphis to study in college. But he studied there for only a year because of some controversies and he went straight to the NBA.
  8. Derrick Rose entered the 2008 NBA draft and was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the 1st overall pick.
  9. After being drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he then proves to his hometown and to all the NBA fans that he will be a future Hall of Famer by winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
  10. That Rookie of the Year Award made him the third player who ever have this recognition. The other players were Michael Jordan and Elton Brand.
  11. Rose became the youngest-ever NBA MVP when he won this award in 2011 at the age of 22.
  12. He and Michael Jordan are the only Chicago players who ever won the NBA MVP award.
  13. Derrick Rose was also the first rookie to win the Skills Challenge at the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2009.
  14. He was the first player to be named as an NBA MVP after Steve Nash that did not receive any MVP vote from the previous season.
  15. Derrick’s nickname when he was still young is “Winnie the Pooh” but got shortened to just “Pooh” as the time passes.
  16. Michael Jordan was his childhood idol.
  17. Rose was a 3-time NBA All-Star.
  18. He represented the USA 2-times in international basketball tournaments and won the Gold on all of those events.
  19. Rose’s agent right now is B.J. Armstrong, the former Chicago Bulls player.
  20. Derrick Rose currently plays for the New York Knicks after being traded by the Chicago Bulls.