Derrick Rose: True Leader
This summer, Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls had a realistic chance of landing free agent superstar LeBron James and bringing him to the Windy City. After all, who wouldn’t want to play in the storied United Center and chase the legends of Michael Jordan.
Only one problem–Rose wanted nothing to do with LeBron. He wanted to become his own legend in Chicago–confident enough in his own abilities that he could lead the Bulls to greatness on his own. To me, that is the mark of a true leader and superstar.
Things were too hard for LeBron in Cleveland, so he went and got help in Wade and Bosh. Rose, meanwhile, stayed in Chi-town and has led the Bulls to an impressive season thus far. When MVP discussion comes up at the end of the year, Rose will be ahead of LeBron.
Rose has done more with less. Rose wants to win–but he wants to be “the guy”–and that’s the mark of greatness.
Adrian Wojnarowski wrote a fantastic article about this on Y! this morning: