Chicago's Derrick Rose was named the NBA's 2010-11 Most Valuable Player today. He is the youngest MVP in league history. Rose delivered remarks to members of the Chicago media this afternoon; he sounded perhaps nervous and certainly young, because he is. But he was careful to take the time to thank his mother Brenda, who raised him and his three older brothers on her own in Englewood. It was one of those moments that momentarily melted our bitter, cynical hearts, while also helpfully reminding us that Mother's Day is on Sunday and we had better, at the very least, go buy a Hallmark card after work. And then the NBA TV host said, "What a humble superstar!" and made a joke (read: plug) about Kias to close the show, and suddenly we hated everything again.

Chicago's Derrick Rose Wins 2010-11 Kia NBA MVP Award [NBA]