There’s no doubt, that in his prime, Derrick Rose was easily one of the top 3 players in the NBA. Leading those Chicago Bulls teams in the early 2010’s, fans thought he had a real shot at defeating the all-powerful Heatles, featuring LeBron and Dwyane Wade. And Rose’s NBA 2K ratings reflected that, being as high as a 92 overall during the peak of his career.
Unfortunately though, injuries took over, and after 2014, Rose was never the same player he was back in 2010 and 2011.
D-Rose’s 2K’s ratings are actually a good way to see his career trajectory, from being a highly-touted number one overall pick, to becoming the youngest MVP in league history, to now, playing off the bench for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In fact, it’s quite sad to see.
From a 92 overall to a 75 overall in the span of five years is an extreme decline, especially when you consider Rose’s age — he’s only 29! — and it’s one of the saddest stories in NBA history.