It was 5 years ago, Derrick Rose in his MVP Season had explosive 34 Pts, 8 Assists while Wade took the entire team on his back with 33 Pts, 5 Blocks!
Yeah, it was a great duel between two superstars and Derrick Rose was so quick, but Dwyane Wade also had some old-school moves against Chicago Bulls defense.
Today, who could believe that we will see Derrick Rose in New York Knicks and Dwyane Wade in Chicago Bulls?
Who do you take, if we are talking about their prime time, Dwyane Wade or Derrick Rose?
Ok, Wade has 3 NBA Championships, and Derrick Rose had one MVP Award. Dwyane Wade won NBA Championship with Miami Heat against Dallas Mavericks, when he had one of the best performances in the NBA Finals. Also, Derrick Rose points per game (25.0) in his MVP season, is not even close what Dwyane Wade had in his career: 27.2 points (2005/06), 27.4 points (2006/07), 30.2 points (2008/09), 26.6 points (2009/10) and 25.5 points (2010/11).
Dwyane Wade scored more points per game with LeBron James and Chris Bosh on the court than Derrick Rose in his MVP season. We already have the answer, although this is the only one category.
What could have been if LeBron James didn't sign with Miami Heat? Could Chicago Bulls, with Derrick Rose in his prime, beat Cleveland Cavaliers (LeBron James, Mo Williams and probably one All-Star player) and Miami Heat (Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh)?
Just to remind you, Chicago Bulls had a very good lineup: Derrick Rose, Kyle Korver, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah. They lost 1-4 against Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, but what could have been if LeBron James decided to stay in Cleveland and only Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade signed for Miami Heat?