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Derrick Rose speaks out on growing up in Chicago, watching Michael Jordan

Derrick Rose, Bulls, Michael Jordan

Former Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose recently talked about growing up in Chicago and watching Michael Jordan.

Rose, who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons, even told a unique story about going to Jordan’s house as a kid:

Rose was born in 1988. Jordan and the Bulls won six championships during the ’90s.

Derrick wound up playing for his hometown Bulls. He and Jordan are the only two players in franchise history to win Rookie of the Year and MVP.

Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history during the 2010-11 season. He averaged 25.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists, all while leading the Bulls to the best record in the NBA and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Jordan captured five MVP awards with Chicago and six Finals MVPs. MJ finished his Bulls career with averages of 31.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists.

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Derrick Rose are the three most popular players in Bulls franchise history. Derrick finished his Chicago career with averages of 19.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists. He likely would have played his entire career in the Windy City had it not been for injuries.

“The Last Dance” is keeping sports fans entertained during the coronavirus-forced NBA suspension. It has been fun to hear all the cool stories from the ’90s, too!

Moreover, hearing how Jordan impacted Rose was fascinating. D-Rose — who has undergone four knee surgeries since his MVP season — was putting up 18.1 points per game for the Pistons before the 2019-20 season was suspended.