Found May 04, 2011 on
The Sports Bank:
One of the most colorful members of the Chicago Bulls “Bench Mob” is C.J. Watson. He’s also one of the most colorful and well-known NBA players on Twitter; as his nearly 340,000 followers attests to.
“C.J. knows a lot. He knows a lot of famous people around here. So watch that guy,” Derrick Rose said jokingly after practice.
Pretty solid praise when you consider it comes from the newly crowned MVP.
Rose was asked how come Watson has more followers than he does?
“That’s what I’m saying, watch C.J. he knows a lot of people,” Rose responded.
Of course that was an inaccurate question as Rose doesn’t even have a Twitter account. There is a Derrick Rose on twitter, in San Diego who describes himself as:
Realtor, former Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse Counselor for jail system, Average everyday Joe, concerned citizen……oh and a MacBook Pro user”
Obviously, that’s not the Derrick Rose. but Watson got his attention for this tweet on April 29th:
Congrats to drose on winning the MV
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Derrick Rose was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy on Monday, becoming the youngest MVP in the NBA's history. And boy did the 22-year old look the part. The man clearly wanted to be anywhere but the award ceremony.
When you're young -- say, 22-years old -- you don't easily embrace public speaking. Nor do you embrace public plaudits, strangers speaking highly of...
Derrick Rose may have left out of the MVP balloting last season, but the Bulls guard didn't let that stop him this season. Rose was named the NBA's MVP on Tuesday after leading the Chicago Bulls to the best record in the regular season while averaging 25 points per game.
No. 1 is number 1.Bulls guard Derrick Rose on Tuesday was officially named the NBA's youngest-ever Most Valuable Player."It's amazing. This is only my third year and I'm still learning things about the game, I'm still having careless turnovers, things like that. But to get MVP at 22 years old, it makes me want to push harder," said the always-modest Rose...
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Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the youngest Most Valuable Player award-winner in the history of the National Basketball Association, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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At the beginning of the season, Derrick Rose sat there and asked why he couldn’t win the MVP award. Most analysts, and even some fans, scoffed at the remarks by the third-year point guard. After all, with the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Dwight Howard vying for the award, what chance did little ol’ Rose stand?
Fast forward to May 3rd...
Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.As if the loss itself wasn't bad enough, the Bulls got a major scare when Rose came up limping at the end of the game. Their MVP candidate stepped on Jamal Crawford's foot as he dribbled out the final seconds...
The Bulls were able to grind out a rather uneventful victory against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night, winning 86-73. After being presented the 2010-11 MVP trophy, Derrick Rose went to work by posting 25 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Joakim Noah was the real hero of the game with 19 points and 14 rebounds (7 of which were offensive). Luol Deng finished with a ho-hum...
The Bulls didn’t play much D last night as the Hawks shot 51.3% from the floor and they were outscored 31-24 in the 4th quarter as the Hawks appeared to want this game a little more than they did. Derrick Rose only shot 11 of 27 from the floor as he finished up with 24 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Luol Deng also had a good game as he filled up...
Newly crowned MVP Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Joakim Noah added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks, 86-73, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday night to tie the series.
The Chicago Bulls can boast having the best regular-season record in the NBA, the Coach of the Year in Tom Thibodeau and the Most Valuable Player in Derrick Rose. Yet the Atlanta Hawks are happy to boast something else.
The Chicago Bulls look to rebound from their Game 1 upset loss tonight when the host the Atlanta Hawks in the Game 2 of their second round series.
The Hawks took Game 1 on Monday night 103-95 as a 9-point underdog. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 34 points, while Derrick Rose had 24 points and 10 assists for the Bulls.
For the second straight game, Chicago's offense eluded them. The long jumpers weren't falling, and the spinners in the paint rarely splashed through the net. It hardly mattered, though, as the Bulls pulled even with Atlanta in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Two reliable elements -- Chicago's stifling defense, and Atlanta's poor shot selection — allowed...