April 5th, 2011
06:29 PM ET

Chicago Bulls' ace Rose in full bloom

Derrick Rose, 22, has been with the Chicago Bulls since the 2008 NBA draft.
Derrick Rose, 22, has been with the Chicago Bulls since the 2008 NBA draft.

When a reporter asked Derrick Rose last September what his personal expectations were for the upcoming season, the young Chicago Bulls point guard posed a couple of questions right back: “Why can’t I be the MVP of the league? Why can’t I be the best player in the league?”

It was an audacious response, no doubt, but Rose was not being cocky. He is known for being one of the most humble stars in the league. It seemed as if the question genuinely got Rose to ask himself – why not me?
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