‘I Am A Hall Of Famer’ – Drose


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Derrick Rose believes he is a Hall of Famer. He made his claims but clarified what he meant by that. As a matter of fact, for the people he grew up with in Chicago, the 2011 NBA MVP belongs to the hall of the immortals.

Why is that? Well, he didn’t have the easiest life of all. He was able to make it out of Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago and become an NBA star with the Chicago Bulls.

The new Detroit Pistons guard says he was able to live up to the expectations everyone put on him as a kid:

“I am a Hall of Famer. Not in everybody’s eyes but to the people that I grew up with. Like I made it. Imagine like being 12 or 13 & everywhere you go people are like putting like their burdens on you like man you’re gonna be the one to make it…I got through it,” he said.

Since he won the NBA MVP award in 2011, Rose’s career has gone downhill. Ever since that, he has undergone four knee surgeries and been traded twice. During the 2017/18 season, he was waived by the Utah Jazz, which made people thought Rose’s NBA career was over.

He landed in the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 14.2 points for the Timberwolves in the 2018 playoffs and put up 18.0 points per game last season while shooting 48.2 percent overall and 37.0 percent from the 3-point line.

He signed a two-year deal with the Pistons this summer, hoping to take his team to compete in the Eastern Conference alongside Blake Griffin.

Throughout his career, the Chicago native has career averages of 18.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 546 games with the Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves.

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