If you were awake or even conscious after getting full off of candy and what not, you probably missed a historic night for one of the most notable NBA players. Derrick Rose, last night hit a career high 50 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
This night is what great comeback stories are made of. I can remember being in 9th grade, and Derrick Rose getting drafted 1st overall out of Memphis to the Chicago Bulls. Obviously you thought this guy would be great. He was given the keys to Michael Jordans Kingdom and asked to bring a championship back tho Chi-town.
Rose’s first 3 years was nothing but aw inspiring. Derrick Rose was the Russell Westbrook of the NBA at the time. We had not seen anyone with that much explosiveness and ball handling ability to get to the hole at anytime. In 2010-2011 season, Derrick Rose reached the top of the sport as the leagues MVP. At the time, he was the youngest ever to do it.
The following season, 2011-2012 year the first of many injuries started to hit Rose in his young career. From toe injuries to back. The Injuries hit a climax in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Rose would tear his ACL in his left knee. At the time of the injury, Rose had 23 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assist, and 1 block. He was on a different level that night. Derrick Rose would miss the entire 2012-2013 season rehabbing his knee.
Rose would officially return for the start of the 2013-2014 year, but the injury nightmare would continue. Derrick would tear his ACL again, but this time, in his right knee.
Derrick would return but would not be the same. His season average high, since the MVP campaign of 25 pts a game, would be only 18 pts in just 64 games.
But last night, in a 128-125 win for the Timberwolves, Rose was needed. He played outstanding and could not hold back the tears after game.
“I played my heart out.”
Derrick Rose gives an emotional postgame interview after his career night pic.twitter.com/GCf089dKwx
— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 1, 2018
I am without a doubt tearing up myself for Rose and what he has been through since his MVP run. Congrats Derrick Rose on your return!
(Feature Photo Credit: NBC Sports)