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Chicago Bulls v Brooklyn Nets - Game One

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls looks on from the bench against the Brooklyn Nets during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center on April 20, 2013 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Nets defeated the Bulls 106-89. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Derrick Rose says he’s the best player in NBA

July 25, 2013

Perhaps if this were July 2011, the statement would actually be true. After all, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose was coming off a season in which he became the youngest player in NBA history to win league MVP honors. Conversely, LeBron James was coming off a disappointing NBA Finals that saw his Miami Heat lose in six games to the Dallas Mavericks. But it's July 2013. And after winning consecutive league titles, consecutive regular season MVPs (coming up one vote short of winning in unanimous fashion) and an Olympic gold medal, it's James — not Rose — who is clearly the best player not only in the NBA, but on the planet.
Blair Johnson

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