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Courtney Stephen presents - The Come Up Podcast | Personal Development for Leaders in Sports, school, careers, and Entrepreneurship.
S2E15 - Heroic Perseverance: The Derrick Rose Story
November 01, 2018 Courtney Stephen

Stories like this one are the reason why we love sports.

On Halloween night 2018, Derrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points to help lift his Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 in the absence of Minnesota's star player Jimmy Butler. 

If you were not a Derrick Rose fan before, you will be now. Look what this man has been through...

Derrick Rose Timeline:
2008: #1 Pick in the NBA Draft.
2009: NBA Rookie of the Year.
2012: Tore ACL in the opening game of NBA Playoffs.
2012 - 2013: Missed entire season.
2013: Played 10 games & then tore meniscus.
2014 - 2015: Played 51 games despite reinjuring the same knee from 2013. This time he only missed 6 weeks.
2015 - 2016: Suffered broken bone in his face and wore a protective mask all season. Went to Eastern Conference Semi-Finals in his last season as a Chicago Bull
2016 - 2017: Traded to New York Knicks and eventually would tear meniscus in his other knee.
2017 - 2018: Signed with Cleveland Cavaliers. Took time away from the team to contemplate retirement. Eventually was traded to Utah Jazz and subsequently waived.
2018: Signed with Minnesota Timberwolves.
Oct. 27th, 2018: Career High 50 Points

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