Derrick Rose vs. Michael Jordan: Can Rose Even Come Close?

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Derrick Rose vs. Michael Jordan: Can Rose Even Come Close?
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Ever since the Jordan era, it seems as if he has the set standard for NBA stars. Jordan is deemed the best NBA player of all time in many regards by the majority of NBA fans. These comparisons are even heavier in Chicago where Jordan made his professional name.

Derrick Rose is the newest superstar to emerge in the NBA. Rose won the Rookie of the Year award in his initiation season, was the first All-Star since Jordan roamed the United Center in his second year, and led the Bulls to the best record in the NBA since, guess when, Michael Jordan did the same thing.

So can they be compared? Jordan is six championships ahead, as well as an endless number of stats. Here are five reasons why Rose can become like Mike, and five reasons he cannot.

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