When watching sports, fans are mesmerized by the strength and perseverance that athletes go through on a daily basis, with the goal of helping their team win. However, there are individuals not in the sports spotlight that are in for the fight of their lives, and look at famous sports figures as a source of inspiration. Ahead of the Detroit Pistons' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, Derrick Rose met with a fan who's a two-time non-hodgkin's lymphoma survivor. Rose happens to be the fan's inspiration, and they shared a touching moment together.
Rose overcoming numerous serious injuries throughout his career and still bouncing back is what makes him such an inspiring figure. Knowing the struggle he's gone through, it's no wonder he was more than willing to meet with the fan who was seated courtside.
His hard work led to a remarkable bounce-back campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, and netted him a two-year, $15 million contract with the Pistons.
While basketball players are the inspiration of many individuals, it's those that are fighting for their lives against a deadly disease that are the true source of motivation for anyone of us. Good on Derrick Rose for making this fan's day.