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Derrick Rose Expected To Be Named NBA's MVP Tuesday Afternoon

Derrick Rose is expected to be named the NBA's MVP at 4 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday afternoon after the Chicago Bulls point guard led his team to a 62-20 record while averaging 25.0 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds this season.

While all of that is impressive in its own right, the most memorable moment of Tuesday afternoon's announcement might be that Rose will be the youngest NBA most valuable player in league history after being named the league's Rookie of the Year just a couple of years ago during the 2008-09 season. Rose, at just 22 years of age, will take over that distinction from former Washington Bullets forward Wes Unseld.

It isn't all that surprising that Rose is being named the Most Valuable Player with the way he carried the Bulls through more than a few games this season, but Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard also had made a solid case for himself.

Regardless, later this afternoon the world will know just how close the NBA's MVP vote really was.