Is Derrick Rose the Next Michael Jordan?
Is Derrick Rose the next Michael Jordan?
The similarities have to be recognized. Slam dunks, championship potential, MVP status. Derrick Rose plays a great game.
His game leaves you in awe the same way Michael Jordan once did.
The Chicago Bulls are having a winning season once again. Chicago is ready with a shot to the championship.
Who can stop Derrick Rose with the likes of another superstar? A humbly man with the MVP award, the youngest player in the league to capture this title.
Derrick Rose is climbing to the top.
It’s been over 10 years since the Chicago Bulls won their last NBA championship. Not since the days of Michael Jordan’s Bulls has such a fever been dispatched around the city.
Chicago now has their eye on Derrick Rose just like they did with Michael Jordan.
The 2011 NBA playoffs are encouraging fans in Chicago for another big championship win.
What a dream season for Chicago, the fans are again wearing the red. People lined up at the United Center to get their playoff tickets. The news reported tickets sales are up with someone paying $1200 for 4 tickets. This is Chicago, and Chicago supports their beloved Bulls.
Derrick Rose is the first All-Star starter since Michael Jordan. Born and raised in Chicago and playing for his home team, Derrick, like Michael, is leading the Bulls to another winning season.
Michael Jordan had the 3-point shot, the slam dunk hook and the winning tongued face. Rose fuels the team with his winning sneers and another slam dunk; just try to stop him. Coming up through center court, he rushes like a great running back.
He has some impressive career high stats and it’s just the beginning.
Drafted in the 1st round picks by Chicago in 2008, Derrick is throwing the ball for the Bulls into another great victory.
All eyes are watching this young man. At 22 years old, Derrick is having a great 2010-11 season. This is his year and he has been leading the Bulls for the past 3 seasons.
Derrick Rose would be the youngest MVP in the NBA franchise history.
In a recent game against the Bucks, Derrick Rose had 30 points with 17 assists along the likes of Michael Jordan who had an impressive 34 points and 17 assists back in March of 89 against the Trailblazers.
There has not been any Bull’s player since Jordan to score 30 or more points, and 15 or more assists during a game, until Derrick Rose.
A 72-10 Season
For the fans, the unforgettable 6 titles the Bulls have under their belt go on record as being the ultimate team. Having won three straight in a row in 1991, 92, 93 then again winning another three straight in 1996, 97, and 98 the enthusiasts appreciate basketball watching these Chicago Bulls.
With the best stats of all time, winning a record breaking 72 wins during a season, the Chicago Bulls are unstoppable.
As part of the ’92 World Olympics, the U.S basketball Dream Team; consisted of Michael Jordan, along with Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley, took home the Gold.
The 2010 US basketball Olympic Team recognized as one of the best and has been referred to as the Dream Team II included Derrick Rose whereas LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and company sat out. However the former known "B" team took home the Gold once again.
Did you know it took Michael Jordan 7 years of playing basketball for the Chicago Bulls before he won his first Championship?
The Bull’s legend was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2009.
He quickly became a crowd favorite playing 13 seasons with the Bulls.
His stats are impressive with five-time MVP, 14-time NBA All-Star and winning six NBA championships.
Michael Jordan’s number 23 was retired in 1994 upon his returning he played with number 45. The fans spoke out.
NBA resurrected number 23 then later a second retirement was announced in 1999.
Bulls Celebrate 20 Years
Michael Jordan - the original
Where would the Bulls be without Derrick Rose? With an attitude of a champion, he makes the team play better. The team is stepping up and the bench is playing hard.
Motivated by his mom, Derrick Rose has said, she is the reason he plays the way he does. Michael Jordan had his father in his corner and Derrick Rose has his mother standing in his court.
Successful people, without a doubt, always will have someone supporting them.
So what are the qualifications for an MVP? It is more than just stats. Driven, yet never satisfied he cares about his team. His strength, his attitude, his leadership, and with his fantastic plays, Derrick has the stuff champions are made of.
He epitomizes the virtuoso’s nature of success.
All About Chicago
On March 12, 2011, Chicago honored the 20th anniversary of the Bulls during a Halftime Show.
Joined by former teammate Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan came out to honor and to celebrate their beloved Bulls.
During the ceremonies Michael Jordan said, "You are in store for a lot other championships. If you look at this team tonight, don't be surprised, if you don't have 6 more coming."
Comparing Derrick Rose against Michael Jordan may be about winning but it is also about how legends are made.
Michael Jordan is considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time and certainly Derrick Rose has the ability to rise to that challenge.
He is definitely standing in the shadow of a giant but I believe he has what it takes to become the next, best All-star in the world of Basketball.
With career highs and stats impressing basketball fans, he is being compared to the great Michael Jordan.
This is Derrick’s third season, having gone to the playoffs before, he recently said, “Let’s just get past this first round.”
This is what legends are made of.