Derrick Rose Is Not Your Father’s Point Guard

01.11.11 7 years ago 15 Comments

Who knows if this Carmelo Anthony trade will ever actually materialize? At this point, it doesn’t matter because the top four teams in the Eastern Conference are a cut above their counterparts anyway. Chicago being one of the quartet. Whenever the Bulls are able to put their entire line up on the floor together – i.e. Noah and Boozer in the post at the same time – they are going to be a rather formidable unit and a tough out come spring time.

That being said, Derrick Rose is the quarterback and the team will only go as far – or as high – as this soft spoken Memphis Tiger will take them. Last night versus the Detroit Pistons, D-Rose turned defense into offense in the blink of an eye. This offense then spawned into a YouTube clip which then inspired what you’re reading now. Just consider it the media’s version of evolution. And while no dunk from Rose will ever take the place of his two handed baptism on Goran Dragic last year, his vertical leap is never not exciting and point guards who can actually dunk is a thing of beauty. Plus, take a glance at a grounded Tracy McGrady look up in amazement and remember when he was one of the league’s premiere talents.

I can’t be the only one thinking Rose would put on a show in the dunk contest though, right? More importantly, however, if this guy ever is able to get his media skills halfway as entertaining as his on-the-court theatrics, this is a bonafide superstar waiting to happen.

Respect: SLAM

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