Derrick Martell Rose is one of the popular basketball players from the United States; he used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers but now, he plays as a point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.
He became the leader of the Chicago Bulls after being drafted in 2008. In 2016, he was transferred to the New York Knicks. During his school, Derrick was listed number one basketball player in the nation.
Derrick Rose was born on October 4, 1988, in Chicago, Illinois to a father, Brenda Rose. He was raised in the tough Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side, along with his siblings Allan, Reggie, and Dwayne. He was taught by his brothers about basketball as well as he received fatherly affection.
At the beginning of his career, Derrick joined Simone Career Academy in 2003 and became a favorite player for collegiate coaches. As a popular basketball player, he played JV basketball and freshmen for the Wolverines.
While playing for his high school, he became one of the best players with a point guard average 25.2 points and guided Simeon to a 33-2 record. Following in his senior year, he also became popular as "Illinois Mr. Basketball Player."
During his tenure for his high school, Derrick Rose became popular and led the Memphis to win 38 matches and created the history in NCAA. He also won the Bob Cousy Award and the John R. Wooden Award. Later it was announced that he would decline his final three seasons at Memphis and declared for the 2008 NBA draft.
Similarly, Derrick Rose was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 draft. While playing for the Chicago Bulls, he scored an average 16.8 points and 6.3 assists per game. For his outstanding performance, he became Rookie of the Year and also led the Bulls back to the playoffs during his NBA season (2009-09). Some popular basketball players who played for Chicago Bulls are Dennis Rodman, Jannero Pargo, and Steve Kerr.
Because of an ankle injury, Derrick was unable to play for the pre-season games. When he became fit to play, he played well and led his team to several victories. Finally, Chicago Bulls made the playoffs in the 2009-10 seasons and finished with a 41-41 record.
After that, Derrick started playing for the US National basketball team, which won a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Cup. In next season, he became the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), which was a historic achievement for him, after Michael Jordon.
While Derrick Rose was 22-year-old, he was awarded the youngest player to receive the award in the history of the NBA. Over the few seasons, he performed well and he soon gained huge popularity as an all-arounder basketball player in NBA.
In 2014, he became the member of the US National team, through which he won a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. In June 2016, Derrick along with Justin Holiday was traded to the New York Knicks in June 2016. On July 25, 2017, Derrick made a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Later he left this team to enhance his career in the NBA.
On March 8, 2018, Derrick Rose was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Later on July 4, 2018, he again signed for the Timberwolves to play for the team. On October 31, 2018, Derrick scored his career-high 50 points in a 128-125 win over their competitor Utah Jazz.
Talking about his stats, the athlete has played a total of 495 NBA games where he has become able to receive around 18.9% points per game while having a 5.7% assists per game.
Derrick Rose is an American by nationality and belongs to an African-American ethnicity. Currently, he is dating girlfriend Alana Anderson. The affair of this couple is also popular in social media as they often post many PDA pictures of themselves.
Previously, Derrick had a relationship with Mieke Reese and they also have a child together. However, the couple was unable to get married and they broke up because of Derrick's alleged relationship with a stripper. Although the couple separated from each other, they are still good friends.
Besides his love affair, Derrick Rose has been a part of a lot of controversies and allegations. He was pleaded for $25 million for raping Jane Doe along with two other men on August 27, 2013.
Derrick Rose is one of the highest grossing basketball players out there, who earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. He earned $70 million during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls.
He also collects a huge amount through several sponsorships and endorsement deals with well-known brands including Adidas, from which he earns over $10 million per year.
Derrick has also played for New York Knicks having a contract with $94 million. According to some source, his current net worth is estimated to be around $85 million and his annual salary is speculated at around $21.32 million.