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Derrick Rose took to social media to post an inspirational message while being quarantined like the rest of us. The 31-year-old point guard went through a lot during his career. In 2011, he was named the NBA MVP but faced a devastating injury the following season as he tore the ACL in his left knee during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The now-Detroit Pistons guard faced more injuries that prevented him from reaching his true potential. After leaving the Bulls in 2016, he played for four different teams – the Knicks, Cavaliers, Timberwolves before joining the Pistons last summer. This the second season when Rose is getting closer to his usual self.

“Take some time to figure out who you are and whats your purpose. Never thought this 22 ounce ball would allow me to travel the WORLD and set a STANDARD for my family. Fearless+belief+sacrifice = what ever the f*ck you want lol.”

Derrick Rose

This season, D-Rose is averaging 18.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game for the Pistons. He was linked with the Lakers before the trade deadline, but the deal did not go through.