I’d like everyone to know that since the NBA playoffs last year, Derrick Rose has been my favorite player in “the Association”. I followed him in his one year at Memphis, and despite not picking his squad to win it all, I found myself heartbroken when they lost that game to Kansas. And if anyone says, “well, it wouldn’t have counted anyhow since Derrick cheated on his SAT” or his ACT or whatever it was, I don’t really care. College basketball exists simply because it makes money, and anyone who thinks these guys are students first are kidding themselves. I’ve been really big on another Memphis point guard since last spring as well, Tyreke Evans. And now, John Calipari has got another superstar guard in the making in his program at Kentucky in John Wall, which is very exciting as well. But, the reason why I’m blogging tonight is to let you all know about Derrick’s unreal performance tonight against Phoenix. Before the game, Derrick pledged $1000 per point he would score tonight to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Relief Fund, and the kid went off for 32 points in true philanthropic fashion. He also added 5 assists, 3 steals, 3 rebounds, and only 1 turnover while shooting 15 for 21 from the field, and leading his team to a road win over the Suns. But despite all of Mr. Rose’s great charitable giving tonight, which I find quite mature by a player his age (he’s only 21), the biggest reason why I’m writing about him is to share with you his monster dunk over Goran Dragic that caused me to wake up the neighborhood with shouts of exclamation when I witnessed it live. So here’s the link. Enjoy.