Derrick Rose was once the MVP of the NBA and was one of the top players in the world. Unfortunately, those entertaining years disappeared quickly after he tore his ACL. Since then, Rose has suffered plenty of injury issues, but seems to finally have his feet back under him with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In tonight’s big 128-125 win over the Utah Jazz, Rose got the opportunity to start. Jimmy Butler’s absence gave him a much bigger role and he took full advantage of that increased role.
Not only did Rose play big minutes, but he was also the best player on the court for either team. Rose played 41 minutes and looked strong throughout the entire game.
When everything was said and done, Rose scored a career-high 50 points on 19-for-31 shooting. He also dished out six assists and grabbed four rebounds in the game.
Needless to say, Rose has set the internet on fire for NBA fans. His performance garnered plenty of interest from many NBA players, who happily took to social media to share their reactions and congratulations.
Rose having this kind of game is good for the NBA. Here are just a few of the NBA stars who took to social media to post about Rose’s career performance. Enjoy seeing just how much D-Rose still means to the league.
Have a night DRose!! Inspiring for anyone who went through injuries (and more)!
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) November 1, 2018
This is what makes sports GREAT. The genuine ❤️ and appreciation Derrick Rose teammates have for him is fantastic. Happy for this young man.. #DontCallItComeback pic.twitter.com/cnEt6Iq3lz
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) November 1, 2018
Congrats to Drose, he told me he’s back. I see he tells no lies!!! https://t.co/evMc22AroZ
— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) November 1, 2018
@drose LEGENDARY!!!!! Happy for you bro!!!!!!
— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) November 1, 2018
Happy for @drose! This is awesome to see. https://t.co/AjAzk7l7Ld
— Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) November 1, 2018
Great to see D Rose dominate!!! https://t.co/CMrx9ye6nz
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) November 1, 2018
Man couldn’t be more happy for d 🌹. Can only imagine the emotions after what he’s gone through. Well deserved. Hard work is undefeated 🙌🏾
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 1, 2018
My dawg Pooh rose!!!! That shit is inspiring family…. You are one of the best PGs to EVER play this game killa, the world knows that too!
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) November 1, 2018
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) November 1, 2018
Every Basketball fan in the world should feel good for DRose. Tonite was an example of never giving up on yourself and when others believe in you. Amazing things can happen. I’m smiling like i scored 50! Congrts to a good dude!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 1, 2018
D🌹!!! Incredible. He’s overcome so much. I couldn’t be happier to see him ballin. @drose
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) November 1, 2018
Those are just a few, so we thought we’d give you a sentence to take a breath before digging into some more.
Extremely Happy for D Rose!!! One of my favorites to watch as a kid, and after everything he’s gone through…. he deserves this moment!! #Legend 🌹
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 1, 2018
D.Rose, you never quit when you had many reasons to ! #Respect 🌹 🌹#LoveForTheGame
— Justin Anderson (@JusAnderson1) November 1, 2018
What a night for D Rose! He deserves it more than anyone after everything he fought through 💪💪💪!
— Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) November 1, 2018
Happy for @drose man awesome to see!
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) November 1, 2018
@drose drops 50 tonight!! One of the most humble people I’ve ever been around, but a mean competitive streak. And that’s why he has a night like tonight. ✊🏾✊🏾#NeverGiveUp#Perseverance
— Rod Strickland (@rod_strickland) November 1, 2018
@drose you are inspiring man ! WOW
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) November 1, 2018
There are plenty more tweets coming in to congratulate Rose, but these are a good portion for them. At the very least, this gives you an idea of just how big of a deal this was to the NBA.
Congratulations to Derrick Rose and, hopefully, this is just the start of a very special return to greatness for him.