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American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls

  • Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.
  • He was born on October 4, 1988 in the Englewood area, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on Chicago's South Side.
  • He was Brenda Rose's fourth son.
  • His brothers are talented basketball and taught him on the neighborhood courts.
  • He was selected first overall in the draft by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008-09 season.
  • He is the youngest player ever to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011.
  • He is next to Michael Jordan as the only players to receive the NBA MVP award in Chicago Bulls history.
  • He was selected to the U.S. Select Team to scrimmage against and prepare the National Team for the Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • In 2008, he signed a shoe deal with Adidas for $1 million per year.
  • In 2009, an NCAA investigation revealed that Rose's SAT scores had been invalidated, making him retroactively ineligible to play for Memphis.
  • At end of 2010-11 season, Rose became only the third player in the past thirty years of the NBA to record 2,000 points and 600 assists in a single season.
  • In 2011, Rose was estimated by Crain's Chicago Business to earn $1.5 - $2.5 million annually in endorsements.
  • In December 2011, it was reported that Rose was nearing a contract extension with Adidas, worth $250 million over 10 years.
  • He underwent a surgery on May 12, 2012 and had an estimated recovery period of 8-12 months.
  • He won the NBA All-Star Selection thrice: 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • He is the youngest player in NBA history to win Most Valuable Player (22 years, 211 days)

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