Derrick Rose calls game-winner vs. LeBron James’ Cavs in 2015 playoffs the best play of career
Detroit Pistons veteran point guard Derrick Rose recently took a quick stroll down memory lane, as he relived his unforgettable game-winner against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers some four years ago.
Speaking to James L. Edwards III of The Athletic, Rose admitted that he considers that shot to be the very best play of his entire career thus far.
“Yeah, I would,” stated Rose straightforwardly.
Before anything else, here’s the clip from the former MVP’s epic buzzer-beating three from the 2015 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
When asked about his rather nonchalant reaction to his game-winner, Rose also admitted that deep down, he was not as calm as he actually looked on the outside.
“C’mon, man. Yeah! Yeah, man. It was just a big shot,” Derrick Rose said. “Of course, on the outside, I was calm like that, but on the inside, I was acting like everyone in the building. I just express myself differently. I was feeling it. It’s just that I was feeling it on the inside.”
Despite the Bulls going up 2-1 thanks to Rose’s heroics, it was actually the Cavs who would go on to win the next three games of the series to book their place in the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron and company would go all the way to the NBA Finals, where they would eventually lose to the Golden State Warriors.
For his part, Rose has presently been surging for the Pistons to start the new season. He is currently looking as good as he has in the past few years currently averaging 20.4 points (on 55.3 percent shooting), 1.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 25.0 minutes off Detroit’s bench.