05/04/2011 12:45 pm ET | Updated Jul 04, 2011

Derrick Rose Makes Emotional MVP Speech (VIDEO)

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose accepted the NBA Most Valuable Player award on Tuesday night. After thanking his teammates and the Bulls organization, Rose became emotional when he started to thank his mother.

"My heart. The reason why I play the way that I play," Rose said as his family began to choke up. "You keep me going every day and I love you and I appreciate you being in my life."

He went on to thank his fans, along with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen for making the Bulls fanbase as big as it is today.

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