Found October 30, 2012 on TheProBasketballTalk:
The Chicago Bulls’ drafting of Derrick Rose in 2009 kicked of the beginnings of the all-American sports fairy tale. 2 years of the ragtag, scrappy bunch, with hard-nosed Kirk Hinrich and hot-shooting Ben Gordon teaming with the ROY to lead the upstarts to rollicking back-to-back 1st round exits. In 2011 the script played out perfectly; here comes the defensive genius Coach Tom Thibodeau, bringing with him a championship caliber defense. Then came the trumpeted signing of all-star Carlos Boozer, and the transcendent Rose nabbing MVP. The thrilling  Eastern Conference loss against the newly minted Miami juggernaut. The stars were aligned; the young star and his carefully assembled cast had taken playoff lumps, grown together, they were ready to join the Big Boys on the center stage in the battle for the Larry O’Brien trophy. I mean, that’s how this movie HAS to play out, right?  In December 2011 Derrick Rose signed a max extension worth $93 million in December...and the film starte...
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