Derrick Rose Awarded MVP

Derrick Rose was awarded Tuesday with the Maurice Podoloff trophy making him the youngest MVP recipient at the age of 22.

Rose won in a landslide victory, earning himself 113 first place votes by the voting panel.  He is now the only other player for the Bulls besides Michael Jordan to win MVP wearing a Chicago uniform.

Rose participated in every game but one this season, he averaged 25 points, 7.7 assists and 4 rebounds.  Derrick was 4th in the league for points scored, he was 8th in assists, and 7th in points per game.

D-Rose was also the starting point guard for the Eastern conference in the NBA All-Star.  It has been a good year for Bulls fans as Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau was awarded with the Red Auerbach trophy honoring Thibodeau as the coach of the year also Monday night.

“I don’t really like talking about myself,” Rose says. “To me it’s more like, ‘Did we win or did we lose?’ Anything else you talk about doesn’t matter.”

Rose’s speech thanked his team, friends, his family, coaches, and his mom.  Rose held him self together until he started speaking about what kind of woman his mom was and how much she meant to him and his family.

“The reason the way I play the way I play… just everything… you keep me going everyday and I love you and I appreciate you being in my life.” Rose addressing his mom during his MVP ceremony.

Rose will try and show why he was given the MVP going up against the Hawks Wednesday night, Atlanta took the first game of the second round.  They will play in Chicago for the second game at 7pm on TNT.

Derrick Rose is now the youngest MVP ever in the NBA.  22 years old on the No.1 team, wearing No.1, and going for his first Championship.  D-Rose won with a big margin, grabbing 113 first place votes making him the 2010-2011 NBA MVP.