and last but not least I want to thank my mom. Um…um, Brenda Rose. Um. My heart, um…the reason that I play the way that I play. Um. Just, everything. Um. Just knowing that days that I don’t feel like going into practice, or I’m having a hard time. I think about her when she had to wake me up, um go to work and um just making sure that I’m alright. Making sure the family is alright. THOSE are hard days. My days shouldn’t be hard because I love doing what I’m doing and that’s playing basketball. You keep me going every day and I love you and I appreciate you being in my life.
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, Point Guard,
2010-2011, MVP Acceptance Speech