Since suffering his devastating ACL injury that brought the Bulls' postseason run to an end, Derrick Rose has worked day in and day out to return to the court as quickly as possible, and the team's MVP has included his fan base every step of the way.
Adidas released the final installment of "The Return of D Rose" on Tuesday, titled "All In." In this video, Rose reflects on the documentary series, discussing the support he's received from fans and the progress he's making to return to full health.
"They mean a lot to me, I can't thank them enough," an emotional Rose says about his fans. "That's my life. That's what you're not understanding. I would die on that court."
Chicago's chosen son may soon play with the enemy.
According to reports on Thursday, Derrick Rose is in talks to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal.
That is indeed hard to imagine, considering the former MVP has spent years battling James for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. But leaving the Windy City to join a rival team isn't a new concept.
In fact, a few Chicago superstar athletes have done it before:
-- Chris Chelios, Blackhawks to Red Wings
One of the best defenseman in hockey, Chelios was traded to the Detroit Red Wings after nine productive seasons in Chicago. He hoisted a Stanley Cup not long after and finished his 10-year Red Wings career with 152 points and a plus-158.
-- Julius Peppers, Bears to Packers
After becoming a cap casualty with the Bears, Peppers chose greener pastures in Wisconsin. The defensive end signed with the Green Bay Packers, where he's tallied 25 sacks in three seasons.
-- Dexter Fowler, Cubs to Cardinals
Well, at least he won a ring here. Fowler's surprise return to the North Side in 2016 helped boost the Cubs to their first World Series trophy in 108 years, but after winning, the center fielder rightly opted for the money. He signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal in St. Louis last offseason.
Watch the video above as Siera Santos and Kelly Crull relive the heartbreak.