Evening Eye Candy: Chicago Bulls Baller Derrick Rose

November 26, 2012 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

In the early to mid 2000s, Derrick Rose was a wunderkind basketball star getting compared to all the great basketball players who had ever picked up a ball in or been in the city of Chicago. And as he got older he grew into a better player year after year, being picked as the third best high school point guard of all time, also getting picked as “Mr. Basketball” in Illinois, getting recruited to make big moves at Memphis, and after helping to lead the Tigers to the NCAA Championship (which was later wiped from the books after eligibility issues), he was picked as the number one draft pick in 2008 by the Chicago Bulls. He has been a treasure ever since, even getting the Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2010-11 season. And in all these years that he’s put up great numbers, received numerous accolades (including Rookie of The Year and the NBA MVP) and acquired big moneymaking endorsements, he’s looked good the entire time.  Maybe that’s why we miss him so much while he nurses an ACL injury this season. If there weren’t enough reasons to love you some of this guy, especially because he’s so humble and fine, then this slideshow will give you a few more.

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