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Video: Derrick Rose still gets MVP chants in Chicago

Derrick Rose in uniform during a game

If there was any doubt that Derrick Rose remains beloved in the city of Chicago, Thursday night’s game will disavow you of that notion.

Rose returned to Chicago with the New York Knicks Thursday, coming off the bench as New York’s backup point guard. The former Bulls star drew a foul on an and-one, showing off some prime form in the process.

As Rose stepped to the line, he was greeted with “MVP” chants despite his status as a visitor.

Rose has received similar treatment in the past when returning to Chicago. It’s still pretty remarkable that it would continue over five years after his departure from the Bulls. It was an admittedly nostalgic crowd, though, as the team was honoring Joakim Noah on Thursday.

The 2011 NBA MVP left without any hard feelings toward the Bulls, and they have even been linked to a possible reunion in the past. It’s clear he’d be warmly embraced if he did come back.

Photo: Feb 23, 2020; Portland, Oregon, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) looks on as a teammate shoots free throws during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. The Blazers won 107-104. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Rose wants to play as long as Tom Brady?

Derrick Rose in uniform during a game

Derrick Rose has enjoyed a successful second act in the NBA, and he may want to keep the train rolling for as long as possible.

The New York Knicks veteran spoke this week with reporters and said that he was not thinking about the end of his career.

“I’m trying to Tom Brady this thing,” said the 33-year-old Rose, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

The former MVP Rose is in his 13th year in the league and can definitely still hoop. He is averaging a solid 14.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game so far this year in a bench role for the Knicks. Rose is also much more controlled in his movements now and has further improved on his jumper, shooting a whopping 57.9 percent from three in the early going this season.

Of course, Rose has a very long way to go to catch Brady, who is in his 22nd NFL season and is the gold standard for longevity in pro sports. Brady even recently hinted that he might have a whole lot longer left in him. But Rose looks very rejuvenated after his devastating injuries of seasons past. At this rate of producing like a Vince Carter-esque elder statesman, it would not be surprising to see Rose play into his 40s.

Photo: Feb 23, 2020; Portland, Oregon, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) looks on as a teammate shoots free throws during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. The Blazers won 107-104. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Rose proposes to girlfriend at Madison Square Garden

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose and his longtime girlfriend Alaina Anderson got engaged this week, and they did so at one of the most storied sports venues in the world. That venue also happens to be Rose’s place of employment.

Rose shared a photo on Instagram Tuesday night showing that he proposed to Anderson at Madison Square Garden. The photo featured Anderson with a massive new diamond on her finger at a fancy dinner on the court at MSG.

Anderson also commented on the post.

“A WIFE!!!! I love you!!!! MRS ROSE TO YALL LOL,” she wrote.

Gossip outlet Terez Owens reported in 2018 that Rose and Anderson had eloped when Rose took a leave of absence from basketball, so it’s possible their engagement is for more of a vow renewal than a marriage. Anderson was pregnant at the time the two eloped, and they now have a daughter together named Layla. Rose also has a son, Derrick Jr., with his ex-girlfriend Mieka Reese.

Rose signed a three-year, $43 million deal to remain with the Knicks over the summer.

Bulls and Derrick Rose have mutual interest in reunion?

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is a Chicago native and won an MVP with the Bulls before multiple knee injuries derailed his career. It had appeared that his story with Chicago ended there, but there might be another chapter.

Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report said on “The Alex Kennedy Podcast” that the Bulls want to bring in multiple point guards this offseason to take some playmaking pressure off Zach LaVine. Fischer added that one of the players they’re looking at is Rose, who is set to become a free agent.

“I think there’s real interest from both sides in Derrick Rose and Chicago having a reunion of sorts,” Fischer said on the podcast.

Rose has reinvented himself as a valuable bench scorer, averaging 14.9 points per game after a midseason trade to the New York Knicks. He’s said in the past that he’d be open to a return to the Bulls if the circumstances were right. Chicago is a team seemingly on the rise, so it could be the perfect time for the 32-year-old to return home.

Here is why Derrick Rose received an NBA MVP vote

Derrick Rose

Nikola Jokic was announced on Tuesday as the winner of the 2020-2021 NBA MVP award. He finished ahead of Joel Embiid and Steph Curry for the honor. Rounding out the top five were Giannis Antetokounmpo and Chris Paul.

The top five of the voting went about as expected, but there was one anomaly: Derrick Rose received one first-place vote for MVP. Rose was mostly a bench player and averaged just 14.7 points per game this season. He played 15 games for the lowly Pistons and 33 for the Knicks. He hardly had MVP credentials.

So, how exactly did he receive a first-place vote? Rose received the vote as the cumulative fan vote. He didn’t receive a vote from a media member.

Rose was the 2010-2011 NBA MVP and got a first-place vote 10 years later. That is a testament to his likability among fans.

The 32-year-old guard is hoping to return to the Knicks next season.

Derrick Rose answers whether he wants to return to Knicks

Derrick Rose

The New York Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday night after they lost to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5. Derrick Rose had a rough night shooting, and there is a chance it may have been his last with the Knicks. He is hoping that is not the case, however.

After the 103-89 loss, Rose was asked by a reporter if he thinks he will be back with the Knicks next season. He said that decision is out of his control but made it clear he would love to return.

“That’s up to the front office. They’ve got big plans,” Rose said. “Who knows if I may be back. … It’s really not up to me at all, but I would love to come back. Who wouldn’t want to play for the Knicks and be in New York? I would love it, but at the same time I know it’s out of my hands and they may have bigger plans.”

Rose averaged 14.9 points and played 26.8 minutes per game in 35 games with the Knicks after they acquired him in a trade with the Detroit Pistons. While New York is looking to upgrade at point guard this offseason, Rose has a strong relationship with head coach Tom Thibodeau. There should be mutual interest in him coming back if the cost is reasonable.

Rose is 32 and has had multiple knee surgeries, but he has some fairly new methods for staying healthy. He’s still capable of being a productive player and should draw plenty of interest on the free agent market.

As for the “bigger plans” Rose alluded to, the Knicks appear to be firmly in the market for a star player or two this offseason.

Knicks players have savage response to Clint Capela’s trash talk

Derrick Rose

The New York Knicks really could not care less about what Clint Capela has to say.

The Atlanta Hawks big man Capela had some trash talk for his first-round opponents this week.

“They try to play tough, push our guys around, talk s—, but we can do that, too,” said Capela, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post. “We show them as soon as they come back here. We can push guys around, talk s— and get the win, too.

“What [are] you going to do about it? We can be physical, but we can win games as well, and now we’re coming to your home to win this game again,” Capela added. “And send you on vacation.”

When asked about Capela’s comments on Tuesday, Knicks guard Derrick Rose had an absolutely savage response.

“I’m 32 years old. I never talked s— in my life,” said Rose, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. “I’m not going to start now that Clint Capela said something.”

Knicks forward Julius Randle also had a similarly brutal comeback for Capela.

“Why would I give a hell what Clint Capela has to say?” Randle said, per Tommy Beer of Forbes.

The series between the two teams, which the Hawks currently lead 3-1, has been ripe with plenty of smack talk. There have also been some accusations of dirty play by both sides.

Game 5, a potential closeout game for Atlanta, is set for Wednesday in New York. But it is clear that the Knicks are way more focused on the game than they are on some comments from someone they clearly see as a nobody.

Derrick Rose pays shockingly little attention to the rest of the NBA

Derrick Rose

There are some NBA players that don’t really pay a lot of attention to the rest of the league. Then there is Derrick Rose, who takes that to a different level.

The New York Knicks guard said Sunday that he doesn’t watch the NBA when he’s not playing. How out of it is he? He had no idea that the Phoenix Suns, the Knicks’ opponent on Monday, are sitting second in the Western Conference.

At the end of the day, for some of these guys, playing in the NBA is a job, and they’re not interested in taking their work home with them. Still, it’s kind of amazing that Rose is in the dark on which teams are good and which teams aren’t.

Rose, at the very least, has an excuse. We’re not sure what the reason is for someone who is paid to analyze the league to not know much about the Knicks.

Video: Derrick Rose was emotional when learning of Mitchell Robinson’s injury

Derrick Rose

There are few players in NBA history who know more about overcoming significant injuries than Derrick Rose, which almost certainly explains why the New York Knicks star reacted the way he did when he learned of Mitchell Robinson’s latest injury.

Robinson left New York’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night in the first quarter with a foot injury. Reports quickly surfaced that the 7-footer has a broken foot, but Rose was unaware of the extent of the injury until he spoke with the MSG Network live after the game. The point guard became very emotional when he rceived the news and had to cut his interview short.

Robinson just returned on March 21 after missing 15 games with a broken hand. The 22-year-old will now be out for an extended period with the foot injury.

Rose, of course, is a former MVP who once had Hall of Fame potential, but his career was derailed by knee injuries. You can understand why news of an injury to a teammate would bother him so much — especially a teammate who just fought his way back from a previous injury.

Report: Kobe Bryant pushed Lakers to trade for Derrick Rose

Kobe Bryant

Derrick Rose has had to overcome a lot of adversity since he won the NBA MVP Award nearly a decade ago, but Kobe Bryant is apparently one person who never stopped believing in the star point guard’s potential.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne said during an appearance on the “Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective” podcast this week that Bryant pushed for the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire Rose before Kobe died in a helicopter crash last year. Shelburne said that is the only time she had ever heard of Kobe urging the Lakers’ brass to make a certain move.

“Before the helicopter crash, that was the only time I have ever heard — and I’m sure it happened more than I ever heard about — but this was the only time I ever heard Kobe make a little suggestion to the Lakers brass,” Shelburne said, as transcribed by Justin Benjamin of Lakers Daily. “He loved the idea of the Lakers trading for Derrick Rose or going to get him somehow.”

Bryant was known for being tough on other players, so it is noteworthy that he went to bat for Rose. That is an indication that he believed in Rose’s work ethic, which is not a surprise. Rose is still playing in the NBA despite suffering numerous significant injuries.

Rose, who is averaging 13.9 points per game this season, was recently traded from the Detroit Pistons to the New York Knicks. He opened up last week about how he has been able to stay healthy this season.

Rose has to feel good about the way he has fought through his bad injury luck knowing that Kobe endorsed him.

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