After one year of college ball at Memphis, Rose returned to Chicago as a member of the Bulls. He won an MVP Award and was looking at an all-time great career. Then the injuries happened and robbed him of the explosiveness that made him great.
Still, Rose has earned well over $100 million in his career through his salary and endorsements. He’s still in the league today, playing for the Detroit Pistons and showing his Midwestern grit. He’s started a scholarship program called The Rose Scholars, to help students achieve higher education.