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Derrick Rose asked by young fan to fill-out comeback report card, he gives himself straight-A’s (photo)


During Thursday night’s broadcast of the Chicago Bulls-Denver Nuggets tilt on TNT, a cute little side story was highlighted. Bulls point guard Derrick Rose apparently was given a report card from 8-year-old fan Skye Mariah Vaughn. Young Skye wanted to know how Rose felt he has graded out thus far in his comeback following 18 months of being out of the game and not appearing in one game during the 2012-13 NBA season after tearing his ACL in a playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

As you can see, Vaughn wanted Rose to fill-out grades eight games in to his comeback (heading into Thursday’s game) for the following five very important and relevant areas: “Health,” “Jumpshot,” “Quick moves,” “Passing” and “Get along with team.”

Rose gave himself all A’s. This is why self-grading never is an accurate assessment nor true measurement of how one is truly doing. Or, perhaps in Rose’s case (he’s averaging 15.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game so far this season — and there’s no reason to suspect he’s not getting along with his teammates), perhaps those grades are spot-on.

But there’s always room for improvement, right?

[H/T Ball Don’t Lie, image via the always-excellent @cjzero]