Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is set to begin his 13th season in the NBA. A former league MVP is know a veteran who usually comes off the bench to provide a boost to the Knicks.

The point-guard, who turns 34-years-old today, says that he no longer has an ego and is way more mature than he used to be back in the day.

“The reality is I’m 33, turning 34 tomorrow. That guy that I used to be…had an ego. I been killed that ego a long time ago. So I’m a totally different person, which I should be. I’m way more mature, and still trying to challenge myself to be more vocal,” Rose said, per New York Basketball on Twitter.

Last season Rose averaged 12 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists in 24.5 minutes per game for New York.