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Derrick Rose's MVP speech a slam dunk

Young Bulls superstar continues to impress with a moving 'thank you' to his mother

Updated: May 4, 2011, 10:03 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. -- It's hard not to be jaded.

Professional athletes disappoint us all the time. We hold them up to unrealistic expectations, and when they fail as role models, we shrug that we're not surprised.

It's hard not to be spoiled.

For a city that often wears its sports frailties as a badge of honor, we have a Stanley Cup, a World Series championship, a Super Bowl trophy and six NBA titles over the past 25 years.

Likewise, it was probably hard for some Chicago ...

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