Derrick Rose sat down for an interview yesterday with CNN’s Pedro Pinto. Though he asked a series of varying questions, there was one in particular that stirred the basketball world. “Who is the best player in the NBA?” Rose’s response: “Derrick Rose.” Pinto chuckled a bit at the blunt reply, and followed up with, “Yea?” And with the look of a Windy City Assassin, Rose simply answered, “Yea.” (see video below)
This is a look that Chicago Bulls fans know all too well. It is the same look when D-Rose asked, “Why can’t I be MVP?” He was mocked then too. But he used it as motivation to have one of the single best seasons by a Point Guard in recent memory and capture the Most Valuable Player award.
So those that are mocking him today are only adding fuel to his fire. Rose has always used the words of his haters to give him an edge on the basketball court. And I for one feel sorry for the NBA and especially the all mighty King James and his cast of minions. Because Derrick Rose is back, and he has something to prove.
Rose’s quest to become the best player in the NBA begins on October 29th. In most people’s basketball world this title has already been claimed by LeBron James. But D-Rose doesn’t live in that world. To him, that world doesn’t even exist. And I can’t wait to step back into the D-Rose world this upcoming season. I think I speak for most fans in saying we will be anxiously awaiting the RETURN.