Derrick Martell Rose
A legend in the infamous basketball city of Chicago, Derrick Rose rose to national spotlight for his talent in just the eighth grade. At Simeon Academy, Rose’s talent was fostered under famed coach Bob Hambric and strict watch of his mother and three older brothers who were determined to guide Derrick’s talent all the way to the league. The dedication to his natural talents was significant as he brought Simeon to back-to-back State Championships and was named Illinois’ Mr. Basketball. As the No.1 point guard in the nation, Rose had his pick of Universities. He chose to play under another famed coach, John Calipari, at the University of Memphis. His only season with the Tigers was a monumental one as he led them to the most total wins in NCAA history, 38, and a trip to the NCAA Championship game. While they failed to come away with the trophy, Roses’ basketball future was sure to be a win.
With the first pick in the 2008 draft, the Chicago Bulls brought their hometown talent home. The first pick was far from wasted on Rose, who led the Bulls back to the playoffs his rookie season and was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. Rose continued to lead his team to the playoffs for the next two seasons, with the 2010-2011 season being the brightest of Rose’s career to date. Leading the league with a record of 62-20 and Derrick was named the league’s MVP, the youngest player to receive the honor in league history. As the No.1 seed in the East of the 2012 playoffs, the Bulls were expected to make a deep run. But, a serious knee injury during the first game of the postseason put a serious thorne in the Bulls’ run and eventually Rose’s future in Chicago. Continuing to battle injuries, Rose’s tenure with the Bulls ended in 2016 as he was traded to the New York Knicks. He’s moved around each season since eventually landing with the Detroit Pistons for the 2019-2020 season.
Derrick Rose’s fashion game flys well beyond his lucrative shoe contract with Adidas. Rose’s style is mature and humble, like his midwest roots. Designer hoodies and distressed jeans are a staple in this baller’s wardrobe, always perfectly fitted and complimentary.
- The tough southside streets of Chicago were no match for the Rose family! Derrick revealed that his mom, Brenda, ran a tight ship for her kids and that when she’d go out to drag her kids home even the drug dealers were scared of her.
- His chose to wear #25 in high school to honor Ben Wilson, a young elite basketball talent who was murdered in gang violence in Chicago
- Rose’s sneakers, D Rose 1, are set to make a retro version that’s to be released in 2020
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