You might have heard by now: Derrick Rose is back.
After almost a year-and-a-half away from the hardwood, #TheReturn's final chapter closed Tuesday night with the Opening Tip in Miami.
Rose, who hasn't played in a meaningful game since he tore his ACL April 28, 2012, dominated headlines in the sports world -- and especially in Chicago -- recently as he made his trek back.
The buzz began to crescendo as the Chicago native turned heads in preseason action, silencing critics and empowering fans.
Even the President couldn't contain his excitement for Rose's return:
Obama has never been shy about displaying his Chicago roots, so why stop now?