5) Rose Named to All-Star Team
It may not seem like a big deal to some people, the All-Star game is every year. The amount of times players travel to the All-Star game each year seems like a trivia question rather than a real accomplishment. That changes when you haven’t been represented in the All-Star game in over 10 years. The last time the Chicago Bulls had an All-Star was when that All-Star was Michael Jordan. That is, until Derrick Rose was voted to the All-Star team as a reserve.
This represents more than merely then just having an All-Star and having it be cool, it represents the changing of the guard. Not the changing of the guard from the Jordan years, the changing of the guard from a really bad Bulls team to a really, really good one. It illustrates perfectly the situation the Bulls have been in since 1998, they haven’t had that face of the franchise. When people think Chicago Bulls, they think Michael Jordan. Now, when they say Chicago Bulls they are starting to say Michael Jordan…oh and Derrick Rose. That’s a giant leap forward for the Bulls and makes the future look very bright.