In the last five years in the NBA, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been the only player to take home the league MVP award who wasn’t named LeBron James. In those five years, Rose has taken one and James has taken four. If Rose hadn’t won his in the 2011-12 season, then James would have won five in a row. So that makes you think, is Rose LeBron’s only true competition in the MVP race?
This upcoming NBA season will prove to pan out much differently for the Bulls and Rose. With his newly regained health status, Rose is now ready to lead his team to victory. On an individual level, I’m sure he also wants to regain his MVP crown from before he got injured.
So far, Rose has proven to be the only player to stop James in his MVP race. With the upcoming NBA season approaching on Oct. 29, Rose will be out on the hunt for more than just his first NBA championship. He will seek to regain his MVP crown and his position as one of the league’s best players.
With Rose’s official return set to take place when the new NBA season kicks off, the Bulls will face the reigning champion Miami Heat, and begin their journey to an NBA title. This year, James will have a much tougher time getting his fifth MVP award.