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Don't get me wrong, folks, Derrick Rose is a phenomenal player and a wise-beyond-his-age leader. Due to the fact that popular opinion contests Rose is one of the top-three point guards in the NBA, however, the praise must be cut short.
Rose is an unbelievable athlete with a very high basketball IQ, but he just isn't what people make him out to be. Most of his assists come on drive-and-dish situations, rather than involving the other four players on the court like Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo, Steve Nash or Tony Parker.
In other words, Derrick Rose is a work in progress with the potential to be the best. Anyone who believes a media-decided award and says otherwise is just too caught up in the hype.
As for those who go with the argument that Rose could dominate in any generation, he couldn't. He relies heavily on attacking the basket, which any player from the pre-Stern days will tell you just couldn't happen back in the 90s and before. The supposedly flagrant fouls that Rose complains about were regular personals.