When Derrick Rose was growing up, I’m sure he didn’t imagine he’d win his first Most Valuable Player award at the age off 22, making him the youngest MVP in league history. He also probably didn’t imagine that he’d be accepting it while walking on an ankle he sprained on a completely meaningless play that came at the end of a disappointing playoff loss. Can’t win ‘em all.

Nonetheless, congratulations to Derrick Rose, who will be named MVP later today. The stats and your ankle ligaments may not totally support you, but lovers of fancy right-handed layups certainly do. Big ups.