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A 'Derrick Rosary' For The Injured Bulls Player

By Danette Chavez in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 10, 2015 3:30PM

Basketball season's not over, but we may have already found the MVP: "Most Valuable Prayer." A shrine of healing has been dedicated to Derrick Rose, who's been sidelined again following yet another knee surgery. Fans of the Chicago Bull and Englewood native have been holding vigil at the site with roses, crutches and printed tweets.

The memorial went up on March 8 at the emergency turnoff for the Kennedy Expressway and has attracted fans from all over the city. You might recall that Chicago Catholics and other curious folks flocked to this spot ten years ago to see a water stain in the shape of the Virgin Mary.

Local artists David Beltran and Brendan Carroll created the memorial which includes crutches, Phil Jackson candles and of course, roses. Beltran described Rose's injury-ridden career as almost a "religious event." Despite some fans' concerns about the memorial (after all, Rose is alive and mostly-well), Beltran said he hopes it will stay up at least until the playoffs.