Derrick Rose: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Most Resilient Point Guards (Basketball Biography Books)

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ASIN: 1522992871 BSR: 596,728
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Learn the Inspiring Story of the Minnesota Timberwolves' Point Guard Derrick Rose!

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Newly revised through his latest move to Minnesota, Derrick Rose: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Most Resilient Point Guards details the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier point guards, Derrick Rose. When he joined the NBA, Derrick Rose reinvigorated the Chicago Bulls franchise, after they went through many years of rebuilding post-Jordan. Derrick Rose's story is one of great resilience and passion for the game a basketball. A quiet but influential superstar, Rose has always been one to let his game do the talking.

While Derrick Rose has suffered injuries since his MVP season, these injuries have not deterred him from returning to the game he loves so much. In this book, we'll learn about the triumphs and challenges that make Rose the respectable player he is today. He has come such a long way in proving himself to those who doubted his ability to return from injury.

Here is a preview of what is inside this book:

  • Childhood and Early Life
  • High School and College Career
  • Getting Drafted, Rookie of the Year, Rise to All-Star Status, The MVP Season, Injury-Plagued Season and ACL Tear, Absence: 2012-13 Season, Short-Lived Return: 2013-14 Season
  • The Return 2.0, The Shell of the Former MVP, Final Year in Chicago, The Trade to the Knicks, Forming a Super Team in New York, Signing with the Cavs, the Short-lived stint in Cleveland
  • Reuniting with Thibs, Playing for Minnesota
  • Rose's Personal Life
  • Impact on Basketball
  • Legacy and Future

An excerpt from the book:

Only an elite group of players in the history of the NBA have won the Most Valuable Player award. Winning the award means that the player has transcended past everyone else in the NBA during that season. It is the pinnacle of individual success and talent in the league. There have been players who have reached that peak multiple times in their careers such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James. While those players may boast that they have won the achievement more than anyone in league history, none of those MVPs won the award when they were as young as Derrick Rose was.

At age 22 in 2011, Derrick Rose was the youngest Most Valuable Player in the league’s history. The MVP award not only means that the player has reached a transcendent level above everyone else, but it also means that the player brought his team to a height of success, which they would not have achieved had it not been for his spectacular performance. What this means for D-Rose is that not only did he become the best player when he won the award, but he also led his team, the Chicago Bulls, beyond what the group would have been capable of without him.

Standing at 6’3” and weighing 190 pounds, Derrick Rose was always a massive point guard. His size at the one position was not his best asset, however. The best part about D-Rose from a physical standpoint was always his athletic ability. Coming into the NBA, Rose was one of the fastest players in the world. But he was not recklessly fast and was always in control of speed and quickness. Not only did he move like lightning, but he could also jump as high as anyone in the NBA could, and that helped him finish like thunder at the basket.

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