Found May 29, 2012 on
The Windy Apple:
When Derrick Rose went down with an ACL tear on April 28, so did their hopes for a rematch with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and a potential NBA Finals appearance. Dwyane Wade didn’t hesitate to send out thoughts and prayers to the 2011 MVP and fellow Chicagoan. ”I said a prayer for him and his family. You never want to see anyone get injured, especially a player of his caliber. Very unfortunate. You hope he does his best to rehab and gets back to being the D-Rose that everyone loves,” Wade said just hours after the injury occurred in Game 1 of the Bulls vs. 76ers series. Wade’s teammate, Lebron James, didn’t find the injury particularly disheartening as he told reporters following the Game 1 victory over the New York Knicks: ”I worry about the Knicks. It’s unfortunate that the injury has happened for him and that team, but I worry about the Knicks. I don’t worry about the Bulls.”
Fast forward four weeks and we are now witnessing the Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. I’m sure I speak for all Bulls fans when I say it’s rather hard to watch. You can’t help but think back to the extraordinary season the Bulls put together and the unfortunate “coulda, shoulda, woulda’s”. The Heat know that there is a very good chance they would be playing the Chicago Bulls right now, had health not played a role, and recognized the notion in Tuesday’s practice. ”Obviously, that’s what everyone (expected) it to be but we know how the season goes”, said Wade of a Heat vs. Bulls ECF matchup.
In addition to a Bulls-less ECF, Lebron was pressed on Derrick Rose’s injury for a second time, and this time gave a more earnest response: “I don’t know what he’s going through,” James said. “I’ve never had that type of injury, knock on wood, so I can’t imagine what he’s going through. I just hope he comes back 100 percent, 110 percent, because I am a fan of his. I love the way he plays the game of basketball and what he brings to the game.”
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