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Note to ebook readers Upon purchase, you will be redirected to a download page to receive your ebook. Please refer to our E-Book FAQ to see an example, and for additional troubleshooting tips.[The above book is offered in epub format, which isMoreNote to ebook readers Upon purchase, you will be redirected to a download page to receive your ebook. Please refer to our E-Book FAQ to see an example, and for additional troubleshooting tips.[The above book is offered in epub format, which is compatible with Apple products, the Nook, and most non-Kindle readers. The epub can also be read on your computer via Adobe Digital Editions, available for free here. If you would like an alternative format of the book (PDF or MOBI for Kindle), please email us at [email protected] after completing your order.]Derrick Rose is a collection of articles, interviews, and features that originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, as written by the award-winning journalists who followed the Chicago Bulls superstars yearlong saga of injury and recovery. From his devastating knee injury in the 2012 playoffs to his rumored return against the mercurial Brooklyn Nets and rival Miami Heat in the 2013 playoffs, Roses injury captivated Chicago and drew national headlines. This is the only book that covers all the key moments of Derrick Roses return from beginning to end.Chicagos vibrant and discursive sports culture, which can be just as much a force for city unity as it is a cause for civic meltdown, has perhaps never been more fully on display than during Derrick Roses lost season. Following his gut-wrenching knee injury in the 2012 playoffs, Rose began the Bulls 2012 2013 campaign recovering and rehabilitating, and neither team nor player definitively declared a date for his return.As rumors inevitably swirled of Roses estimated return to a scrappy, overachieving Bulls team, local fans and sports pundits became increasingly vocal regarding their homegrown star. Debate raged over talk radio and the blogosphere, misinformation would spread like wildfire, snappy soundbites became amplified like city air raid sirens, and grainy video clips of Rose practicing would be pored over with investigative scrutiny. In a city where hundreds of thousands turn out for championship rallies, it felt like millions were debating not only if Rose should return in 2013, but even his previously unquestioned competitive spirit.Rose wouldnt play a single second of an NBA game in 2012 2013. But the story ultimately grew into a ubiquitous topic of public discourse and revealed as much about a basketball team as it did about how a city relates to its most popular figures. This book takes readers on the 2012 2013 seasons roller-coaster ride of speculation and hope and concludes with the initial optimism surrounding Roses 2013 preseason promise and the eventual devastation of his second season-ending injury. For Chicago Bulls fans, basketball enthusiasts, and anyone interested in Americans passion for celebrity, Derrick Rose is a must-read chronological account of Chicagos most promising and successful sports star since Michael Jordan.