“Perfect Photos Do Exist”: Kobe Bryant’s Rare Snap With Chicago’s Second Favorite After Michael Jordan Makes NBA Fans Emotional

Published 05/01/2022, 3:30 PM EDT

One of the big what-ifs in basketball is Derrick Rose. The former MVP had a promising start to his career before injuries ruined everything. However, he still remains a fan favorite. Interestingly enough, a photo of him and Kobe Bryant is doing the rounds of the internet.

The photo involves Rose and Kobe Bryant enjoying a video game session together for a promotional advertisement. Moreover, this has sent nostalgic NBA fans into a frenzy.

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Kobe Bryant and fan-favorite former MVP pictured together

There is no denying Derrick Rose is one of the biggest cult heroes in the NBA. His time with the Chicago Bulls sent the league into a frenzy and earned him the MVP award.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – FEBRUARY 20: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons plays against the Milwaukee Bucks at Little Caesars Arena on February 20, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

However, not everything went well in his career. Despite showing signs of becoming one of the best players, injuries ruined his career.

In spite of all this, he still remains one of the darlings of the Bulls fanbase. Interestingly enough, he starred in a commercial with Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant that has sent the NBA Twitter buzzing.

What happened with Rose is tragic indeed. He was everything a fan loved, entertaining, exciting, and clinical. However, during the first round of playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, Rose went down in pain.

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Everything went downhill after that. He missed the entire 2012-13 season campaign and he injured himself again during the 2013-14 season.

Interestingly enough, Kobe Bryant has faced Rose 9 times in his career. Bryant holds the upper hand with 5 wins over him. 

In the games between them, Kobe averaged 23.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.1 assists. On the other hand, Rose follows closely with 23.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists. (Source: landofbasketball.com)

Fans react to the viral photo

With the photo of Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose doing the rounds of the internet, fans on Twitter have given their reactions. Here are some of the best reactions.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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