One in every of my favourite issues in sports activities in when the ageing has-been reaches deep inside himself and offers everybody a style of greatness one final time.
And tonight in Chicago, this occurred:
That’s former Bull and former MVP Derrick Rose including to his best-ever efficiency towards Chicago, main all scorers with 24 factors on the best way to a 119-94 win.
The accidents that piled up on Rose after his MVP season in 2011 created one of many best and saddest what-if tales in NBA historical past. He has by no means been the identical participant, bouncing from metropolis to metropolis and filling roster spots for groups largely going nowhere.
Some would have put his unhappy profession out of its distress years in the past.
Now, Rose has an actual shot at being the Sixth Man of the Yr. The one different participant in league historical past to win each an MVP and Sixth Man award was Invoice Walton.
We’re by no means going to see this once more …
… however in most methods, what we’re seeing now’s even higher.