Below is a statement from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on the naming of Chicago's Derrick Rose as the NBA's most valuable player:
"Congratulations to Chicago's own Derrick Rose on becoming the youngest player in history to win the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. From the basketball courts in Englewood to Simeon Career Academy to the United Center, Derrick has always demonstrated exceptional work ethic, a relentless drive to achieve excellence, and a team player mentality. Through his work with the Chicago Bulls service initiatives and the NBA Cares program, Derrick remains committed to giving back to the community. Derrick's example teaches the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and community service. Derrick, you make Chicago proud. Go Bulls!"