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Derrick Rose teaches us an important lesson. (Credit)
Every sports fan has his or her own “Santa isn’t real” moment. It’s that one instance when suddenly, the idea that sports is a business makes sense. That these guys don’t exist solely in the prism of their sport, that their interests don’t always align with ours, or even that the game doesn’t mean quite as much as we thought it did.
We try to ignore these moments. We pretend that they never happened, or we try to justify them in ways that don’t quite make sense. But really, it’s only a game, and when we pretend otherwise, we’re only setting ourselves up to get hurt.
When I watched "The Decision", I was angry. I was bitter. I was confused. But most of all, I was disappointed.
I’d never seen LeBron as anything other than King James. When you spend a decade hearing comparisons to "His Royal Airness" and watching him knock out milestone after milestone, you just come to expect certain things.
He was supposed ...
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Bulls guard Derrick Rose reportedly has offered to help pay for the funeral costs of a 6-month-old girl who tragically was shot and killed in Chicago on Monday.
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Bradley Beal may have only been a rookie this year, but he called out veteran star Derrick Rose for sitting the year out with his injury.
Now, to add a little bit of class to this website, a poem about Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose as read by Bulls fan Jerk Jerkson…(that’s probably not his real name)…
Where are you, Derrick Rose [The Basketball Jones]
I should never have to type “murdered 6 month baby”. What type of society are we living in, where it is a daily occurrence so many young people and in this case a baby gets murdered?
It is just so much senseless violence in the world. Rose has offered to help the family out as they grieve their tragic loss.
A 6-month-old girl died after being shot five times in Chicago on Monday...
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The cat is out of the bag. Derrick Rose’s return to the Chicago Bulls will take place next season. Never saw that one coming. Rose tore his ACL in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs last season.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said on Thursday that Rose would be ready to return next season.
Thibodeau on DRose: “He’s been diligent. He’ll continue to be...
The Miami Heat are coasting through the 2013 playoffs and it’s not just a testament to how good they are; they’ve also been very serendipitous with the best players from opposing teams have gotten hurt left and right. And considering that were are the tail end of the NBA awards season where players, coaches, and managers alike are awarded trophies for their achievement, it...
A day after falling to the untouchable Miami Heat 94-91 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said superstar Derrick Rose will be ready to compete this autumn. Thanks to ballsy competitors like Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah, the fifth-seeded Bulls nearly forced the reigning champions to fly back to Chicago for...
The Bulls' season is over, but Derrick Rose continues to be criticized.
Wizards rookie Bradley Beal told the Washington radio station 106.7 The Fan that he thought Derrick Rose was "scared" to return after sitting out the entire season and the playoffs recovering from knee surgery.
"He might have to give it a go," Beal said. "If you're practicing...
It seems at times, and some may say most of the time, the media over-hypes stories, and the Derrick Rose “should he have played or not play?” has seemingly been one of those stories. However, when it reaches to the point where other NBA players are talking about Rose’s decision, there may be some smoke near this fire. Washington Wizards rookie Bradley Beal, when he is not being...
The Chicago Bulls season has ended, but that’s not stopping people from continuing to take shots at star guard Derrick Rose. Rose now has wet behind the ears rookies taking shots.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was talking to LaVar and Dukes on 106.7 The Fan about the situation, and Bradley couldn’t help but voice his opinion.
“That’s hard, because I’ve never experienced...
The Chicago Bulls’ season ended last night, losing in five games to the defending champion Miami Heat. It was a rough year for the Bulls, who had to wait patiently through Derrick Rose’s recovery only to have him sit out the whole season. They limped through the playoffs, grinding out a gritty series win against the Brooklyn Nets only to come up short to the Heat. But after...
The Chicago Bulls have some big questions now that they're never-say-die season is finally over.
Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli and Nazr Mohammed have expiring contracts, and the team figures to exercise its $1 million buyout on Richard Hamilton.
Coach Tom Thibodeau also did not rule out the possibility of foot surgery for Joakim Noah, and Kirk Hinrich's badly bruised left...
We know Derrick Rose has been healthy for quite some time. We know Derrick Rose was looking exactly like his former self on the floor in warm-ups when the Chicago Bulls season ended last week. What we don’t know is why Derrick Rose didn’t just sack up and play. You know, Derrick Rose might have tried to, oh I don’t know actually earned his $16 million a year.
Or if not actually...
The Chicago Bulls were eliminated from the 2013 NBA Playoffs on Wednesday, ending their season without having Derrick Rose in the lineup for a single game.
Rose tore his ACL during Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
"He never quite reached the comfort level he needed to play," said Tom Thibodeau. "So he made the right decision."