Rose drives home his MVP candidacy

CHICAGO -- The acclaim has rolled in from coast to coast, as writers, broadcasters, players, coaches, mascots, dancing geezers -- everyone associated with the National Basketball Association -- has concurred almost in unison: Derrick Rose is the Most Valuable Player.

The sweet-smiling, hard-driving kid from the South Side is the true people's champion, and while it took a little time for the outsiders to catch on, there's little time or reason for an argument.

"If this game doesn't put the stamp on the MVP vote, I don't know what else you can say," Joakim Noah said.

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