It's safe to say Chicago Bulls fans are pretty excited to see Derrick Rose back on the court. If not, this video mashup featuring a Star Trek voice-over should do the trick.
The posted video was spotted by Lance Pauker of Bro Bible and features a man some of you may have forgotten. It's understandable, because it's been more than a year since he last played in an NBA game.
That would be the Bulls star who won the NBA MVP award in 2011 and suffered a horrible ACL injury in April 2012.
Well, he will be back just as soon as the season begins—at least our fingers are crossed that he will be. Never assume anything when it comes to Rose and his ongoing road to recovery.
As for that awesome voice, it belongs to Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the villain in this year's Star Trek Into Darkness.
The video was apparently made by YouTube user Eddie Escamilla, who writes in a response to one comment, "It's a long offseason; we needed that extra motivation to get us through it."
I will go out on a limb and assume every Bulls fan watching the video now has chills. It's hard not to crack a smile when a slam-dunking Rose meets images of the Miami Heat celebrating their second championship.
It's far too early to call the Bulls the favorites to usurp the back-to-back champs, but it's clear they will be a far more formidable opponent with the addition of a healthy Rose.
If the Bulls need a hype video for opening night, they certainly have one with this montage.
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