Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the youngest of four boys. Older siblings Dwayne, Reggie and Allan were all huge Bulls fans and talented players. Derrick followed their lead.
The Rose boys challenged their youngest brother on the court. They made him practice dribbling, passing and shooting with both hands. Derrick had another great role model in his early hero, Michael Jordan.
Chicago is his town. And Chicago stands for him in every moment of his career.
He was named NBA MVP in 2011, becoming the youngest player ever to win the award at the age of 22.