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Chicago Bulls Almost Passed On Drafting Derrick Rose Because Of His Troubled Brother

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A Derrick Rose documentary aired this Thursday on Stadium, called “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story”. It was a great insight of the life of a very intriguing NBA star, the documentary revealed a lot of previously unknown details about Rose’s early life his basketball career and his relationships.

The youngest ever MVP winner was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick of the 2008 Draft. However, the Bulls almost passed on the point guard for reasons out of his own control.

Allan Rose: “We received a call from Chicago. Chicago told Derrick that they really wanted to pick him, but it’s some background history with his brother, talking about me.”

Derrick: “If he sold drugs, if he was a felon. At the time I couldn’t take it because it’s like, is it me that’s getting picked or is it my brother that’s getting picked?”

Allan: “He might not be the number one pick because of some mistakes I made in my life. But Derrick told the Chicago Bulls, ‘If you can’t accept my brother, don’t pick me.'”

Allan Rose has certainly dealt with a lot of legal troubles before and after Derrick Rose had been drafted by the Bulls. These legal issues included being charged in 2002 for manufacturing and delivering cocaine near a school, according to CBS Chicago. There was more trouble for the Bulls guard when he was arrested in 2011 for misdemeanor reckless conduct charges where an arrest warrant was issued after he didn’t appear in court.

Fortunately for Rose, his brother’s legal troubles never affected his NBA career with Rose winning Rookie of the Year in 2009 and backed it up with the Most Valuable Player award two years later making him the youngest ever MVP winner.

Derrick Rose will be eligible for free agency this offseason, the 30-year-old has made it clear that he does intend on continuing to play on in Minnesota.