Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the youngest Most Valuable Player award-winner in the history of the NBA.
The 22-year-old Rose was officially announced as MVP on Tuesday after leading the Bulls to a 62-20 record and No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Rose finished with 113 first-place votes and 1,182 total points. The Magic’s Dwight Howard finished second with three first-place votes and 643 points. The Heat’s LeBron James was third with 522 points, including four first-place votes, and the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was fourth with 428 points and one first-place vote.
Rose will be honored before Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center.
“Very proud. He’s earned it,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday. “Thrilled for him. He’s been everything you could ask for in a leader, player, and he’s only going to get better.”
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