John Wall says MVP Derrick Rose was toughest player he’s ever played in his life |


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Washington Wizards superstar John Wall was a guest on All The Smoke podcast hosted by former NBA players Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. During the interview the five-time NBA All-Star shared his impression of Derrick Rose during his MVP season. According to Wall, the 22-year-old then-Chicago Bulls point guard was the toughest player he has ever played.

Via Ashish Mathur of Clutch Points:

“Toughest player I’ve ever played in my life. Man when I tell you it was nothing you could do. We’ve never seen a guy be that fast & that athletic but have one of the best floaters we’ve ever seen.”

In his MVP season Rose averaged 25 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1 steals per game for the Bulls. Chicago finished the 2010-2011 regular season atop the Eastern Conference with a 62-20 record. They Bulls went to the Easter Conference Finals eventually losing to Miami Heat.

Watch the full episode of All The Smoke podcast with John Wall:


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