Found October 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Praise the Lord, there he was! Oh, it was good to see Derrick Rose playing basketball for the Bulls again. Was the 2011 Most Valuable Player in the NBA a tad underwhelming and rusty and a bit shot-challenged in this 107-95 blowout loss to the Miami Heat? Well, yes. Was he less impressive than All-Universe Heat point-forward-center LeBron James? Yes. Did the Bulls get smoked at American Airlines Arena like a thin Cuban cigar? Absolutely. But let’s remember a few things. We never knew when and how Rose would return to action after his injury at the start of the 2012 playoffs, and what he did Tuesday night showed he has the potential to be what he was once upon a time. And he was in uniform again! For one night, at least, that was enough. Then, too, this was ‘‘ring ceremony’’ night for the Heat, and the energy from that noisy, self-indulgent pregame event — in which Heat members received their 2012-13 NBA championship rings and the Larry O’Brien Trophy was gloriously unveiled ...
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