I honestly don’t understand why this is even up for debate after all he’s done this season but Derrick Rose should be the unanimous pick for this season’s MVP and Most Improved. Why? Glad you asked…
9. He’s putting Chicago back on the map! Chicago fans are some of the most die-hard in the league and makes the games more fun to watch.
8. He’s most improved for the obvious reason that last season he wasn’t on anyone’s radar for a single All NBA team, let alone League MVP. He stepped it up tenfold this year.
7. This season, he has proven that he’s the league’s best “finisher” of games. Yes, much better than Lebron and even Kobe.
6. I’m sorry to be perpetuating this but he’s #WINNING! With the top seed in the new, much tougher East, he led the Bulls to the number one seed in their division AND conference.
5. He’s Poohdini! (Now you see him, now you don’t)
4. Did yall see his latest game against the Celtics (also known as one of the best defensive teams in the NBA)?? Baby food.
3. His skin cleared up a bit.
2. Men lie. Women lie. FAST DON’T LIE. He’s clearly faster AND quicker (yes, there is a difference) than everyone else on the court which allows him to do whatever he wants to do with the ball and his body to score. Also makes him hella fun to watch.
The number ONE reason why Derrick Rose is the MVP and Most Improved Player is…..
1. I have an awesome “first time I met him” story. I’m in NYC sitting in the living room of a close friend with a group of about 7 other people. We’re laughing, eating and having a good time (it was right before the NBA preseason) and we’re thinking about going out to a club. So we all make a plan to leave in about 3o minutes when one my friend’s says “I’m just waiting on someone to come. He’s on his way”. About 15 minutes later, the doorbell rings, I hear pleasantries exchanged but I’m sitting on the stairs (in the apartment) talking so I don’t bother to get up and greet whoever came in. Next thing I know, I turn around and Derrick Rose is standing on the top step right behind me like “hi, I’m Derrick”.
All jokes aside, he’s an amazing athlete and as exciting to watch as Blake Griffin (go see him live immediately if you haven’t already). He’s been able win without crucial players like Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer and he has the heart to win the whole thing. The Bulls are the number one team in the east but I still feel like they’re the underdogs. It’s going to be fun to watch how he plays in the next few weeks!
MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP!