Date of birth: October 4, 1988 (Age:
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft. 3 in. (1.91 m)
Weight: 190 lb. (86 kg)
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Derrick Rose was born and raised in one of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhood. This area, Englewood, is part of Chicago’s South Side. He was the fourth of his parent’s children and his siblings, all talented in the arts of basketball, taught him how to play the game. In high school, he was rated the top point guard in the country after winning two state championships. He then played for University of Memphis Tigers and got to the NCAA national championship game in 2008. Rose experienced the joy of fatherhood when his girlfriend, Mieka Reese, gave birth to Derrick, Jr.
In 2008, he was the overall 1st pick in the NBA Draft and was picked by the Chicago Bulls. During this year he earned Rookie of the Year and was on the All-Rookie Team. During 2010, he earned NBA All-Star for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In the same year he was on the U.S. team for the 2010 FIBA Championship. Next year, in 2011, he was selected for the NBA Most Valuable Player Award joining Michael Jordan as the only Chicago Bull to achieve this award. Only being 22 when receiving this award, he is the youngest person to achieve this award. After he got drafted, the Bulls have made it to the playoffs every single year.
In 2008, he signed a contract with Adidas for $1 Million per year. He also signed endorsement deals include Skullcandy, PowerAde, Force Factor. He was the cover athlete for 2K Sports game. In 2012, he became a part-owner of Giordano’s Pizzeria. He also appeared on NBA 2K13 with NBA players Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant. In 2012, He and his family joined Adidas to form a marketing campaign entitled “The Return of Derrick Rose”.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Chicago Bulls play in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. Their home games are held at United Center. The team was founded in 1996. Since then they earned 6 NBA Championships between 1991 and 1998. Players such as Michael Jordan, and Scottie Pippen, and the coach Phil Jackson led the team to win these championships.
The Bulls hold the NBA record of 72 consecutive games won in the 1995-1996 season. They are the only team in NBA history that won more than 70 games in one season. In 2012, they are the third most valuable team in the NBA and are worth an estimated $800 million. They earned an estimated $34.2 million in operating income. Both Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award while playing for the Bulls. Between these two, a total of 6 MVP awards are earned.