Derrick Rose doesn’t soar for rim-rattling slams like he did during his MVP heyday, but that hardly means he’s not explosive. How many players in the league are capable of this play, for instance? The combination of quickness, body control, and touch the Chicago Bulls’ point guard shows here is exceedingly rare, and Rose makes it look easy.
Players adjust as they age and succumb to wear and tear. And while Rose is no longer the unparalleled physical force he was three years ago, he’s still plenty athletic to play a starring role for Chicago – as somewhat innocuous sequences like this so subtly indicate.
The Bulls lead the Detroit Pistons 23-22 at the end of the first quarter.
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