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Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls youngest ever MVP

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Derrick Rose was awarded by  NBA as  Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, being 22 makes him the youngest player to receive the desirable award.

The NBA backed up  the widely expected honor, with which Rose joins legendary Michael Jordan,  the only Bulls players to earn MVP honors.

Rose, who assisted  the Bulls to the best regular-season record in the league, garnered 113 first-place votes from a panel of media voters.

Orlando’s Dwight Howard turned in second, Miami’s LeBron James third, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was fourth and Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant placed fifth.

Rose is in his third NBA season with the Bulls and will be awarded when Chicago host Atlanta in game two of their Eastern Conference second-round playoff series.

"Very proud. He’s earned it," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday. "Thrilled for him. He’s been everything you could ask for in a leader, player, and he’s only going to get better."