NBA players embrace Derrick Rose, light up Twitter on his 50-point night

Derrick Rose’s monster night for the Minnesota Timberwolves culminated in a cathartic moment for the NBA veteran.

After dropping a career-high 50 points in a thrilling win over the Utah Jazz, Rose was in tears. It was a game that few expected from the former MVP whose career has been derailed by faulty knees that knocked him down from his superstar status.

NBA players stoked for Rose’s big night

It was a moment that Rose appreciated and basked in for himself and one that drew an outpouring of applause from his fellow NBA players.

Perhaps Dwyane Wade summed up Rose’s night best.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

But he wasn’t the only one who took notice on Wednesday.

Jimmy Butler, source of all things contentious in Minnesota lately, stopped by Rose’s post-game news conference for a shout-out during his first appearance Wednesday night.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

This, of course, was after Rose’s teammates swarmed him immediately after the buzzer.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

And in the locker room.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Much of the rest of the NBA congratulated Rose via Twitter.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

For veterans who have played alongside and against Rose, there was genuine love for seeing the three-time All-Star back on a pedestal. They know the potential he flashed in his all-too brief prime.

Wednesday was a reminder of how much talent he has.

Related NBA video on Yahoo Sports

More from Yahoo Sports:
Ugly foul on former MVP draws police to NBA court
Coach calls illegal timeout and retires on the spot
Winners and losers at the NFL trade deadline
Terez Paylor: Why KC stood pat at trade deadline

For veterans who have played alongside and against Derrick Rose, there was genuine love for seeing the three-time All-Star back on a pedestal. (Getty)
For veterans who have played alongside and against Derrick Rose, there was genuine love for seeing the three-time All-Star back on a pedestal. (Getty)