Celebrate Derrick Rose’s 29th Birthday With 29 Of His Best Crossovers, Game-Winners, Blocks & Dunks
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It’s easy to forget that Derrick Rose is only 29 years old (as of today). It’s also easy to forget everything he accomplished in his early 20’s — in particular winning the MVP at the age of 22, which was young enough to be the youngest ever to win the award.
In honor of the former #1 pick and rookie of the year, let’s look back at some of the best moments from Mr. Illinois Basketball and current Cleveland Cavalier.
But before I get to that, I would like to point out my favorite moments of Rose happened off the court. In 2014, he donated a million dollars to the Chicago non-profit org After School Matters. In 2013, he offered to pay for the funeral of six-month old Jonylah Watkins, who was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence. He reportedly also paid for the funeral of slain local Chicago rapper Lil JoJo. Rose has also been involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Kids Wish Network.
To celebrate this special day, let’s check out 28 of the best clips of the on-and-off the court superstar.