Found March 13, 2013 on
At least Derrick Rose is honest. While others have given various reasons why he isn’t playing, the truth is, physically he is fine, but mentally he isn’t there yet.
Until he is there mentally, he will be making love to his couch and won’t be back on the court.
“I think I can do everything, it’s just me having the confidence to do it,” Rose said before practice. “Just me feeling normal.”
“I really don’t know [about a return this season],” Rose said. “I’m just like you all where I’m waiting till that day where I feel normal.
“Until then I would just wait. I haven’t had any pressure from the organization and no one else to push me to go out there and play. My teammates have been doing great with just playing hard for me. They’re still out there playing hard, fighting, so that’s a good sign and we’re winning games, so I’m not worried about anything right now.”
You can’t rush him back, because the pressure would just make him more self-conscious and he will probably end up hurting himself again.
Best thing for Rose and the Bulls, is to forget about this season and come back strong next year.
BEST OF MAXIM
Derrick Rose is not the type of player who would do something for publicity. His level of talent alone makes him a superstar, but Rose is a very private person. This is a guy who wouldn’t even dance like the rest of his teammates at the All-Star Game last year. That’s why you know the murder of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins must have really hit home for him. According to WLS-TV...
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Derrick Rose isn’t going to be bossed around.
He is not going to come back on the court until he is comfortable. At this point we know that Rose has been cleared to play and is dealing with a mental block and until he gets over that, don’t expect him back any time soon Bulls fans.
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A 6-month-old was shot 5 times and killed in her car while her father changed her diaper in Chicago Monday. Police are still looking for the person responsible for killing Jonylah Watkins and wounding the intended target of the crime, her father, Jonathan Watkins. Among people reaching out to the grief-stricken family is Bulls’ star, Derrick Rose, who has offered to pay for...
Derrick Rose will return when he is good and ready
Derrick Rose told reporters in Chicago that he’s not ready to return to basketball. Its just that simple.
Yes, his athleticism is missed on the court and his highlights are missed on Sportscenter. Shoe giant, adidas, is ready to change the scope back to their initial vision, I’m sure.
Chicago Bulls faithful ...
There's really no reason to rush back, but the fans want to see him. Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls are a solid team, but even if he were to rush back, he may not make the difference between an early exit in the playoffs and a deep run. Especially if he is dealing with confidence issues.Rose just wants to feel normal says Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago. He wants to be...
When news broke that Bulls point guard Derrick Rose had been medically cleared to return, many people began to question why Rose hasn’t been back on the court. When the subsequent news followed that Rose wasn’t mentally ready to return, many far and wide questioned why. Surely it is just simple right? His knee is [...]
The Lakers’ mediocre record and the absence of Derrick Rose took some luster from Sunday’s Bulls/Lakers clash, but the game still had a modest increase in overnights. Sunday’s Bulls/Lakers NBA regular season game drew a [...]
The Chicago Bulls are concerned with finding a way to end their recent offensive struggles, and it remains uncertain when Derrick Rose can help.
A visit to Sacramento could provide an immediate fix.
The Bulls look to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss Wednesday night while trying for a sixth straight victory over the Kings, who could be without their top player.
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