Before Derrick Rose became a three-time NBA All-Star or even Illinois Mr. Basketball as a high school senior, he set out on a mission. The game-changing point guard, at just 17 years old, was hellbent on saving his family. Little did anyone know what would happen next.
If you thought you knew D-Rose before, get ready to be proven wrong. The first few seconds of Stadium Film’s trailer of Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story, which he dropped on Wednesday, is all you need to be hooked and ready for the documentary’s April 11 release date.
Just take a couple of moments to watch the preview of the story nobody knows.
A Chicago native, Rose is widely regarded as one of the most talented players to ever come out of the Windy City. From his days as the star at Simeon Career Academy to becoming the 2011 NBA MVP, there is no doubt the 6-foot-3 point guard is one of the most fascinating stories in basketball history.
After starring at Simeon, where he became a 2007 McDonald’s All-American, Rose went on to shine under head coach John Calipari at the University of Memphis Tigers for one season before being selected No. 1 overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2018 NBA Draft.
However, nothing came easy for Pooh, which is Rose’s nickname.
Whether it was a series of knee injuries or other personal issues, so many things have attributed to a roller coaster career. Sure, being named NBA Rookie of the Year and the league’s Most Valuable Player with the Bulls is something most players could only dream of, but there is much more to the story that the world will finally know.
“All of this was for my fans to get everything out, get it off my chest,” the basketball star said in the official trailer.
After eight seasons with the Bulls, Rose has played for the New York Knicks, alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and currently found his groove again the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.
Earlier this season, he dropped a career-high 50 points.
Rose, with the help of star interviews with Chance the Rapper and former Bulls guard B.J. Armstrong, among others, the untold story of Derrick Rose is about to come to life.
Now, only one question remains: Is it April yet?