Derrick Rose imagined through abstract art


Jesse Hora, creator of Athlete Objects, returns to the pages of Playbook with an ESPN-exclusive Derrick Rose piece -- one that pays loving tribute to the reigning NBA MVP (Hora is a Chicagoan and Bulls fan) but also acknowledges the star point guard's current injury:


Rose: The last name that speaks volumes.

Crutches: Unfortunately, Rose suffered a devastating injury in Game 1 of the playoffs.

MVP & ROY: Rose won Most Valuable Player last season and NBA Rookie Of the Year in 2008-09 -- just a few accomplishments in his young NBA career.

No. 1: His jersey number and draft position.

Chicago Bean: Can you find it? He is a Chicago native, the city is in his blood.

Honey with a Lock: A combination of "Pooh" and "Houdini," in a nod to Rose's "Poohdini" tattoo.

Hot Dog: Chicago style, to be exact, no ketchup!