Isiah Thomas on Derrick Rose: “He is our one”

Isiah Thomas
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On the latest episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, Isiah Thomas talked about what Derrick Rose means to the city of Chicago.

The Chicago Bulls drafted Rose with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 Draft. Rose won Rookie of the Year in 2009 and became the youngest MVP in NBA history during the 2010-11 season, leading his team to the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals.

“D-Rose is our one. It’s hard to put into words what he really means because he really lived all our dreams. Every one of us grew up wanting to say, ‘And now, from Chicago!’ With the uniform, runnin’ out.

D-Rose got to live all our dreams. And not only did he get to live it, he became the MVP of the league. So everything that we wanted, he’s doing it. But not only is he doing it, he including us. He ain’t fake. He ain’t walking by me like, ‘Yo, what’s up.’ He’s walking by me like, ‘Hey, Isiah!’ It’s still Chicago love. It ain’t like he left home.

So for him to be doing that in Chicago and then be named the MVP, dunking on everybody, having that attitude where he’s just like, ‘I ain’t gotta say it, but you know what I’m bringing,’” Thomas said about Rose.