Former Chicago Bulls players as “Fast & Furious” characters

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Derrick Rose = Han Lue

Han has had one of the more emotional runs in the “Fast & Furious” series. He didn’t show up until “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” (the third movie), but from then on, he was a fan favorite. He’s an incredibly skilled driver. He’s charismatic. He’s always there when you need him. He’s unselfish. And he’s relatively quiet. He’s not the type of guy to boast about anything.

Han’s time in the limelight was originally short-lived, though. He actually died (or so we thought at the time) at the end of Tokyo Drift. Then, as the fourth movie comes out, we learn that Tokyo Drift is actually out of order. It’s a look into the future.

So after Han dies in Tokyo Drift, he becomes a central figure in the fourth, fifth and sixth movies, with constant hints that he wants to go to Tokyo (where he’ll eventually die).

The biggest shock in the Han saga came when the “F9” trailer was released. It appears that Han is actually alive and will be making a return to the franchise.

Derrick Rose could have a similar career arc with the Chicago Bulls when it’s all said and done.

Rose had some heroic seasons in Chicago prior to injury struggles and a disappointing trade to the New York Knicks. It’s been a few years now since Rose has suited up in a Bulls uni, but maybe he’ll make a Han-like return to the Windy City before it’s time to hang it up for good.

Han’s past-his-prime return in the next “Fast & Furious” movie has fans of the franchise hyped. If Rose follows suit and makes a past-his-prime return to the Bulls, Chicago fans would be equally as hyped.