Derrick Rose believes he’s a Hall of Famer
Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose believes he’s a Hall of Famer, maybe not in everybody’s eyes, but to the people he grew up with in Chicago.
Rose was able to make it out of Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. The new Pistons guard says he was able to live up to the expectations everyone put on him as a kid:
Rose: "I am a Hall of Famer. Not in everybody's eyes but to the people that I grew up with. Like I made it. Imagine like being 12 or 13 & everywhere you go people are like putting like their burdens on you like man you're gonna be the one to make it…I got through it."
— Ashish Mathur (@amathur25) September 5, 2019
Since winning the MVP award back in 2011 with the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose has undergone four knee surgeries and been traded twice. He was even waived by the Utah Jazz and there was a brief moment during the 2017-18 season where people thought Rose’s NBA career was over.
Rose was able to rejuvenate his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Chicago native averaged 14.2 points for the Timberwolves in the 2018 playoffs and put up 18.0 points per game last season while shooting 48.2 percent overall and 37.0 percent from the 3-point line.
The highlight of Rose’s 2018-19 campaign was his 50-point game against the Jazz on Halloween. The Pistons signed the former MVP to a two-year deal this summer. Rose will likely back up Reggie Jackson in Detroit unless the Pistons trade Jackson, who is in the final year of his contract.