If you've followed his story, you know he grew up playing basketball on some of Chicago's most notoriously dangerous streets. When he "made it" in the league there was some concern that some of the people he grew up with could bring him down. Luckily it appears that Derrick and his family have been able to prosper and successfully distance themselves from bad influences.
One of the ways we heard he did this was by moving to the suburbs. However, it came as a surprise when we read a recent post on the Chicago Now blog network about sports stars and where they live in Chicago:
Looking at some famous basketball players, Michael Jordan built an amazing house in suburbs, as did Scottie Pippen, close to the Berto Center, while Derrick Rose is currently downtown, closer to his United Center game site, living in a South Loop townhome.This came as a surprise. Regardless it's always good to have an MVP in the neighborhood...it helps the value of our real estate.
With a post about Derrick Rose, we're obligated to post a youtube video of his ridiculous dunk highlights: