It’s been a decade since Derrick Rose won MVP as a member of the Chicago Bulls back in 2010-11. While Rose is nowhere near the same player he was pre-injury, the New York Knicks’ point guard is still an incredibly valuable piece.
Despite this, those around the sports world were shocked to learn that Rose received a first place vote for the 2020-21 NBA MVP, which ended up going to Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic in a landslide.
For the purpose of full disclosure, the single vote for Derrick Rose was an accumulative fan total rather than a media member. That makes more sense given New York’s surprising season and its presence as the top media market in North America.
Even then, this is some pretty hilarious stuff. Rose, 32, averaged 14.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 35 games with the Knicks after being acquired earlier in the season from the Detroit Pistons. He only started three games for a Knicks squad that put up its best season since 2013.