Derrick Rose wearing No. 25 to honor late Benji Wilson

Possibly the biggest NBA news this week is the Chicago Bulls trading start point guard Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks. Now that Rose has a new team, it is only fitting that he gets a new number.

Center Kevin Seraphin already wears No. 1 for the Knicks, leading to a change for the former Bull. Rose will wear No. 25 and it looks like there is a special reason behind him choosing that number.

🌹 No.25 #Knicks

— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) June 23, 2016

It was reported that Rose will wear this number to honor Ben “Benji” Wilson, a Chicago basketball star who was shot and killed by a student from another school back in 1984.

Derrick Rose wore this number during his high school career at Simeon Career Academy, where Wilson was also an alum. This is certainly a great way to honor a late superstar and a great final to nod to his hometown.

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