‘I Had to Crack a Smile’: Derrick Rose Hears MVP Chants in Chicago

by December 27, 2018
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Bulls fans broke out “MVP!” chants Wednesday night for hometown hero Derrick Rose.

Rose poured in 24 points, leading the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves past Chicago 119-94.

The 2011 MVP says the chants made him “reminisce about the old days.”

Per The Pioneer Press:

“I did,” [Tom] Thibodeau said when asked pregame if he believed Rose could get back to this level of play. “The thing I think people forget about with him is he was MVP at 22 years old. He was still young. That’s the biggest thing. I always thought if he got back to being healthy he could be very productive.”

In his first time back in the Windy City since re-establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the league, Rose, like he has all season long, did a little bit of everything.

“I had to crack a smile a little bit,” Rose said. “It made me reminisce about the old days.”

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