How visiting Bulls icon Michael Jordan’s house in high school inspired Derrick Rose to get out of poverty
Rose was friends with Jordan’s two sons and got invited to MJ’s house. Once he got back to his house in Englewood, Rose told himself he was going to live that lavish lifestyle one day and get his mom out of poverty:
Rose won two state championships in high school at Simeon. Following his one season at Memphis under John Calipari, the explosive guard got drafted by his hometown Bulls with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft.
Rose and Jordan are the only two players in Bulls franchise history to win both the Rookie of the Year and MVP Award. During the 2009-10 season, Rose became the first Bull since Jordan to make an All-Star team. The following season was when Rose won the MVP award. He’s still the youngest MVP in NBA history (22).
Fortunately, Rose was blessed with insane athleticism and basketball skills. He was able to use his talents to get his mom and three brothers out of Englewood. The entire Rose family is now living a good life and it looks like they have Michael Jordan to thank.
Derrick Rose is the third-most-popular player in Bulls franchise history after MJ and Scottie Pippen, respectively.
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