Found April 17, 2012 on Eye On Sports with Eric Williams:
PLAYERS: Derrick Rose
TEAMS: Chicago Bulls
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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is an old school warrior!
I’m generally not one to support today’s mostly overpaid, whining, millionaire athletes, but I’ve got to give my man Derrick Rose some support when he says he sick and tired of being hammered when he drives to the basket these days.
First and foremost, Rose is an ‘old-school’ player that is a flat-out warrior and doesn’t complain very much at all no matter the situation. However, I also think Rose is so good that he often doesn’t get the calls he should – and that any true superstar has always gotten.
Maybe it’s because he’s so fast or maybe it’s because he’s so strong for a point guard, but whatever it is, I agree with Rose … he seems to take more than his fair share of hacks when he drives to the hole (while some other prima donnas get the benefit of the doubt seemingly everytime).
"I'm sick and tired of people trying to take cheap shots at me," Rose said. "I was mad, man. I'm a man, so situations like that, you have to say something."
The bottom line for me is the fact that the NBA needs to protect him just like they do every other MVP caliber superstar, especially those playing in South Beach!
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