By the All-Star break some people were thinking about it.
Toward the end of the regular season, less than half of us thought he'd actually get it (even though we really wanted him to).
When he finally did get his hands on the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, some said he didn't deserve it, while some saw it as the Chicago Bulls' first steps to their return to glory.
At the end of the Eastern Conference finals, many scoffed at it.
But quite frankly, the fact of the matter is that Derrick Rose did win the MVP. He has established himself as an elite player. And most importantly, he has a lot of work to do if he wants to do it again.