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Video: Derrick Rose celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with monster jam

Derrick Rose, Deron Williams

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose, right, drives to the basket against New Jersey Nets’ Deron Williams during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Newark, N.J. The Bulls won 84-73. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


I have not delved into Derrick Rose’s ancestry, but for one day at least he and the rest of the Bulls were Irish, wearing the green and everything Thursday night against the Nets.

Rose decided to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a huge dunk off a give-and-go from the top of the key. Just watch below.

The dunk was impressive, but Rose’s real contribution was a strong, hard-working defensive effort that hounded Deron Williams into a 1-for-12 shooting night. That is what got the Bulls a win.