3. Derrick Rose
You can’t go without talking about Chicago sports in the modern day without bringing up the former Bulls MVP winning point guard Derrick Rose. This former Memphis Tigers superstar and 2010-11 NBA MVP was the biggest thing to happen to the Bulls since the dynasty years with MJ and Scottie Pippen ended following The Last Dance campaign.
Unfortunately the tenure for D-Rose in a Bulls uniform ended sadly and with a lot of friction. The common injury struggles that D-Rose went through with his knees cut short any superstar run he was going to have in the prime years of his NBA career. He is seeing a really nice bounce back in the last two years with the Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves.
But D-Rose might never reach that MVP form he was at in the early year of his NBA career with the Bulls ever again. His knees just wouldn’t allow him to reach those heights from about 2012 to the present day.
However, it would be very special to see what D-Rose had to say about those great Bulls teams of the 1990’s since he great up in the Windy City and was inspired by MJ. He cited that in an interview that showed up on social media on April 27, talking about how he pushed for his NBA dream after meeting MJ as a high school sophomore.
D-Rose might not get to appear in all that many interviews on The Last Dance before it’s all said and done when the 10 parts are released, but it would be great to see the modern connection with the 1997-98 Bulls team put on display.