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He Rose to superstar status

In spite of success, Sportsperson of Year will remember 2011 as a banner-less season

Updated: December 30, 2011, 11:22 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

The Maurice Podoloff trophy stands sentry in the living room of his "little townhouse" near the Bulls' practice facility. Every day, on the way to the Skittles machine or out the door to the Berto Center, Derrick Rose can admire what he accomplished last season.

The trophy represents the past, which makes Rose wince, and more importantly, it's a testament to his basketball education.

"I look at it here and there," he said, when I asked if he thinks about what he accomplished ...

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