By Tre’ Smith
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Since his days in college, Derrick Rose has been a favorite among members of the hip hop community. His peak in hip hop came when he was shouted out on Kanye West’s remix of “I Don’t Like” by Chief Keef. It was, ironically, downhill from there.
Derrick Rose won the MVP award in 2011, in only his third season and was the youngest player to ever do so. He lead the Chicago Bulls to the best record in the NBA and all the way to the Conference Finals. There, they lost handily to the then-new look Miami Heat.
Brushing it off, Derrick Rose came into the lockout shortened 2012 season focused on a championship he might have won had he not been injured in game one of their first game. From there, the Bulls competed in the playoffs, but Rose faced various injuries, but kept working. Now, Derrick Rose has overcome all of the injuries and retaken the court, dropping 23 points in his first playoff game since 2012, receiving a standing ovation and tons of support on Twitter, as his Bulls top the Bucks 103-91.
Watch Derrick Rose’s standing ovation below:
Read the tweets about Derrick Rose below:
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