When Michael Jordan speaks, people listen.

So when His Airness decided to voice his admiration for Derrick Rose as his Most Valuable Player choice, the prospects for other candidates suddenly became dimmer.

MVP of the season -- he's playing that good, said Jordan.

Rose said he was speechless upon hearing the news.

Rose is averaging 24.5 points per game and 8.1 assists per game. The Bulls are soaring at the moment, and trail the Boston Celtics by only one-and-a-half games.