Fan Night 1-On-1: Rose Vs Parker

VIDEO: Derrick Rose was flying high in the preseason

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Injuries have robbed us of seeing Derrick Rose for so long now that it’s easy to forget just how dynamic and explosive the injured Chicago Bulls superstar and former MVP can be on a basketball court. And this season is no different, with Rose sidelined indefinitely for the second straight season with a severe knee injury.

Tony Parker, on the other hand, has exploited every opportunity during a success-filled career that should land the San Antonio Spurs’ point guard in the Hall of Fame some day. The MVP candidate is doing his usual this season, as the head of the snake of the defending Western Conference champions.

Can you imagine what it would be like to see the two of them, healthy and in their primes, going one on one?

Our friends at NBA TV have taken it a step further than just the dream phase by staging a hypothetical one-on-one tournament that the players weigh in on weekly during the splendid Fan Night 1-On-1 Tournament. This week’s combatants are none other than Rose and Parker, two of the standard bearers at the point guard position for their respective generations.

You get to dive in on this fun as well by voting on who you think would win in this battle of the point guard superstars:

You get to join the conversation on who would win via social media (Tweet @NBATV #1on1Rose or #1on1Parker). The results will be announced during NBA TV’s postgame coverage of the Fan Night game between the New Orleans Hornets and Miami Heat (7:30 ET, NBA TV) by TNT’s and NBA TV’s Ernie Johnson, Chris Webber and Greg Anthony.

VIDEO: Mike Fratello talks about the impact Tony Parker makes in San Antonio’s offense


  1. lbj says:

    toni parker and tim dunkan can cone to da heat and we can trade shayne battiyay and mario cgaalmers and rosee can com to da heat also amd mov to da shootin gard and we will trade all star poiit gard noris cole and aging dwyane wade and wes have da for best playas in da nbas are linup wud be

    PG.) toni parker
    SG.) derick rose
    SF.) da king lebron
    PF.) tim dunkan
    C.) chrish bossh

  2. jdub455 says:

    rose wud kill the frenchman in a 1 on 1 game… but as to a team game and position wise as a PG, i really think, tp’s game is better. rose is more of a explosive 2 guard… am surprise thibs doesnt try that although its sad dat drose wud likely join the likes of penny, tmac and ghill hu wer robbed of greatness…

  3. okc2014 says:

    It’s hard to live in a fantasy world when you know what the reality is. Tony Parker all the way.

  4. Jim Russell says:

    Derrick Rose is done. He can’t manage to stay healthy. What’s the point of putting him up against one of the best PGs in the NBA right now?

    Bulls need to move on. Derrick Rose is a shell of his former self. He will never play at that 2010 level again.

    • Damien says:

      Should probably point out that the whole 1on1 thing is a fantasy match up and the guys on fan night did mention in the Wade v Bryant match up that it should be considered as match up between both players in their prime and in full health – if 2010 DRose is his prime, then I think he wins this match up every single time. I actually still hold out hope he comes back better and stronger, if a little slower and more sensible, I’d still take that – that’s still All-star DRose, if not MVP Rose.