We certainly don’t blame you for not realizing former NBA MVP Derrick Rose was still hooping it up in the Association. A backup for the Minnesota Timberwolves, injuries have derailed the former Chicago Bulls’ first-round pick’s career.
But it sure looks like Rose is in the midst of revitalizing his career. Just ask the Utah Jazz, who saw the veteran drop a career-high 50 points en route to leading Minnesota to a surprising win on Halloween.
With this three, Derrick Rose hit 44 points — A NEW CAREER HIGH! pic.twitter.com/SfUPeE2pUU
— ESPN (@espn) November 1, 2018
It’s only the third time in his career that Rose has reached the 40-point plateau and the first time since March of 2011.
Needles to say, Rose’s turn-back-the-clock performance had sports fans and other NBA stars the world over pretty darn surprised.
50-point games in 2018-19
— Warriors' Klay Thompson (52)
— Warriors' Stephen Curry (51)
— Pistons' Blake Griffin (50)
— Timberwolves' Derrick Rose (50) pic.twitter.com/1SG0cfTSt1
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) November 1, 2018
DERRICK ROSE 48 POINTS AGAINST WHAT EXPERTS SAID IS THE BEST DEFENSE IN THE NBA pic.twitter.com/73AzN69rLN
— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) November 1, 2018
Derrick Rose’s Halloween costume is 2011 Derrick Rose. It’s pretty good.
— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) November 1, 2018
Derrick Rose is looking by far the best he has looked since he was Derrick Rose. His 41 points have TWolves (without Jimmy Butler) in position to upset Utah.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 1, 2018
Jazz defense trying to guard Derrick Rose like…
New career high 44!!! 😱 pic.twitter.com/WkpbqtfrJf
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) November 1, 2018
— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) November 1, 2018
You think Derrick Rose has his confidence back? pic.twitter.com/QWZ7dT5Fol
— Kyle Ratke (@Kyle_Ratke) November 1, 2018
Derrick Rose and Adrian Peterson are taking over games what the heck black hole time warp did we fall into
— Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) November 1, 2018
Way, way, wayyyyyback for @drose: 46 points and counting. Wolves, Jazz tied at 123 with :36.9 left.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) November 1, 2018
Derrick Rose using YMCA old man fakeouts in the paint… And they’re WORKING over Rudy Gobert? Oh myhttps://t.co/R1UcZfsa1G
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) November 1, 2018
Dear Basketball Gods,
Please give us a D.Rose game winner to put the icing on this cake of a career game.
Every Derrick Rose fan that has stuck with him through thick and thin
— Adam Howes (@Howsito) November 1, 2018