Year of the Rose: It's been a big 12 months for Bulls' star

April 10, 2012

Derrick Rose a daddy?

Apparently so, if the Internet rumors that started a few days ago about Rose's girlfriend Mieka Blackman Reese being pregnant are true. According to multiple reports that stemmed from a tweet from Reese's sister, Rose will be father soon, but there's been no word from the man himself.

Impending fatherhood would be the capper to an incredible 12 months in the life of the Bulls superstar. Here's a look back at some of the huge happenings in his life since May.

May 3, 2011

Rose is named NBA MVP, becoming the league's youngest to win the honor ever. He led the Bulls with averages of 25 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.

May 15, 2011

The Bulls kick off the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat with a convincing 103-82 win in which Rose scored 28. The Heat would come back to win the series, however, 4-1, and advance to the NBA Finals.

Dec. 21, 2011

Merry Christmas, Derrick! The Bulls and Rose announce they have agreed to a $94.8 million contract extension. "It is an honor to play in the city that I grew up in, and I am very appreciative of this opportunity with my hometown Bulls," Rose said. "I want all of our fans out there to know that I am committed to one goal and that is winning an NBA championship for Chicago."

Jan. 16, 2012

Team USA officials select Rose as one of the 20 players that will train for the chance to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Olympics. The final 12-man roster will be revealed in June.

Feb. 2, 2012

Rose becomes an NBA All-Star Game starter for the Eastern Conference for the second straight year. He received 1,514,723 votes, the second-most in the East behind Orlando's Dwight Howard and third-most overall.

Feb. 25

Rose reveals he has signed a lifetime contract with adidas. CSNchicago.com reports it is for 14 years and $260 million. That's a lot of diapers.

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