Who is the best player currently suiting up in the NBA? For most people, the answer to that question would be LeBron James. Derrick Rose, however, is not one of those people.
“Derrick Rose,” the Bulls guard said when CNN’s Pedro Pinto asked him who the league’s best player is. Rose’s answer was just a small part of a larger interview, but his stone-cold gaze made it clear that he was not joking around.
A case could have been made for Rose two years ago, when the Chicago star became the youngest Most Valuable Player in NBA history, but he’ll need to make it back to the court first before he can again be considered among basketball’s elite. Rose has not played a game since tearing his ACL in the 2012 playoffs.
Check out his full interview in the video below.