MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After Derrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points in a Halloween night game against the Utah Jazz, he broke down in the post-game interview.

Overcome with emotion, the former MVP said he “worked his a– off” to perform at that elite level and recover from multiple knee surgeries.

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Everyone at Target Center knew it was a powerful moment, and the NBA agreed. On Monday night, Rose won the NBA Moment of the Year Award.

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Following the October game, in which Rose carried the wolves to a 128-125 victory over Utah, stars around the league, such as LeBron James and Stephen Curry, paid tribute to Rose.

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Rose was the league MVP in 2011, when he played for the Chicago Bulls. He is an NBA free agent this offseason.