Today, Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose has been named the 2011 NBA MVP. This season, Rose led his team to the best record in the NBA, and at 22 years old, he is the youngest person to ever win the award and only the second Chicago Bull to get it (Michael Jordan won the award five times). Basketball is certainly a young man’s sport. For example, Kobe Bryant, at the ripe old age of 32, is like, 72 in NBA years! But while Rose plays like a seasoned pro, this list of things that are OLDER than Derrick Rose just goes to show how young in years the MVP is.
Transformers (27 Years Old)
Long before Autobots and Decepticons were blowing up box offices, they were blowing up comic books and television sets. Optimus Prime and Megatron first appeared back in 1984, four years before Mr. MVP was but a glimmer in his father’s eye. When the “Transformers” reboot was released, he still couldn’t legally get a drink.
Maggie Simpson (24 Years Old)
She may still be a baby in “The Simpsons” universe, but in the real world Maggie was born in 1987 on “The Tracy Ullman Show.” Creator Matt Groening started America’s favorite dysfunctional family as a series of shorts for the Fox sketch/variety show. Like her parents and siblings, Maggie looked much different back then. But we gotta say, she’s aging REALLY well.
Nintendo (26 Years Old)
The company that changed home gaming actually stared as a playing card company in 1889. Nintendo is technically older than everyone reading. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES for you vets out there) made its 8-bit debut in 1985. “Super Mario Brothers 2,” “The Legend of Zelda 2″ and “Donkey Kong” were also all born before Rose was.
Beastie Boys License to Ill Album (25 Years Old)
It’s hard to imagine a time when most people thought rap music was just a fad and the Beastie Boys were nothing but one-hit wonders. That’s the way it was in 1986, though. By the time Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D started touring in support of their major label debut, they were all older than Derrick Rose is now.
“Die Hard” (23 Years Old, Almost)
Thirty-three-year-old Bruce Willis became the biggest action star in the world when “Die Hard” came out on July 15, 1988. Derrick Rose wasn’t even the biggest baby in his delivery room when he was born three months later.
The “Twilight” heartthrob who makes tweens everywhere swoon turns 25 this month. He would have been a senior when Derrick Rose was a freshman, but we don’t quite think it would have been RPattz shoving Rose into a locker.