Found April 30, 2012 on Razzball Basketball:
It’s playoff time in the NBA and we here at Razzball would like to share our picks.  Please feel free to comment and/or mock (strongly encouraged) our picks and share your own.  NOTE:  The selections were made before Derrick Rose tore his ACL (and Iman Shumpert but if you picked the Knicks to beat the Heat then you either are 1.) from New York or 2.) a huge LeBron/Heat hater) James Redacted: Eastern Conference Finals (ECF): Heat/Bulls – Heat in 5 I made this selection before Rose tore his ACL and I’m keeping it.  The Heat did it last year in 5 without Rose missing significant playing time so I didn’t see much reason to pick the Bulls this year (What about Rip Hamilton you say?  I say, what about Rip Hamilton?).  Even with Rose being out I think the Bulls defense is too good for the aging Celtics or Hawks to overcome. Western Conference Finals (WCF): Thunder/Grizzlies – Thunder in 7 Love them Grizzlies.  The best defensive team in the western conference is going to be hard to take do...

Nike guy critical of Rose injury

A Nike shoe designer had some critical comments about Derrick Rose who got injured in the Bulls' playoff game against the Sixers.

Nike Designer Calls Out Derrick Rose's Shoe Choice After Season-Ending ACL Injury

If shoe designers are this confident about their products, perhaps they should start adding injury guarantees to every sale. Nike's Jason Petrie took brand bragging to a new level Saturday after adidas-signed Derrick Rose's season ended with an ACL tear, tweeting that Rose was "breaking down before our very eyes." "You chose poorly Pooh," he said, using...

Rose’s ACL means Miami Heat a lock to the Finals

The Miami Heat just became the favorites to win the Eastern Conference thanks to a horrible injury to the top seeded Bulls. In the final minutes of yesterday’s Win for the Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose went down with an ACL injury. Rose suffered the injury with 1 : 22 left in the game. He tried to leap off his left foot in the lane but on his way up you could...

Nike designer mocks Rose over injury?

The man behind LeBron James' Nike sneakers sparked outrage after mocking Adidas rival Derrick Rose following his season-ending ACL tear Saturday. Senior footwear designer Jason Petrie tweeted Rose "chose poorly" and "#shouldasignedwithNIKE" after the superstar Bulls guard suffered the injury in his team's playoffs opener against the Philadelphia 76ers...

Derrick Rose's Absence Already Felt, As Bulls Much Less Fierce Without Reigning MVP

The Chicago Bulls were thought to have enough firepower to overcome the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs despite losing Derrick Rose. Not so fast. The Sixers embarrassed the Rose-less Bulls on their home floor in Game 2, tying the best-of-seven series at a game apiece, and raising questions as to whether Chicago can overcome the loss of their All-Star point guard...

Derrick Rose Doesn’t Matter

In the very first playoff game of this thrilling NBA season, reigning MVP Derrick Rose played a pivotal role in the Chicago Bulls’ 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. He also tore his ACL with just over a minute to go, and will not lace up again this season. The immediate focus has been on the fact that Rose was still playing so late with the win comfortably in hand. That...

You Aint Sh!t Without Rose: Sixers 109, Bulls 92

Let’s take a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 109-92 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday at the United Center. The series is tied at a game apiece. After heading into halftime with a 55-47 lead, the Bulls got absolutely blitzed in the second half. They got out-worked and out-hustled in almost every phase of the game. Jrue...

Nike: Comments were 'inappropriate'

The man behind LeBron James' Nike sneakers apologized Sunday after he sparked outrage by mocking Adidas rival Derrick Rose over his season-ending ACL tear, saying the Chicago Bulls star chose the wrong shoe. Senior footwear designer Jason Petrie tweeted Rose "#shouldasignedwithNIKE" after the reigning MVP suffered the knee injury in the Bulls' playoff series opener...

NBA Lockout Shows its Ugly Face Once Again

Throughout the condensed 2011-12 NBA season, there have been quite a few injuries because of the grueling 66-games in four months format. Add the Chicago Bulls’ superstar Derrick Rose to the list. Of course, we all know the season was irregular because of the lockout that began in July of 2011 and ended in December. [...]

NBA Playoffs: Sixers lose to Bulls 103-91 go down 1-0 in series

So much for the desired matchup as the Sixers fall to the Chicago Bulls in game one of their eastern conference quarter finals matchup 103-91. Derrick Rose scored 23 points and also distributed 9 assists and grabbed 9 rebounds before an injury to his knee during the final minutes of regulation caused him to leave the [...]

Full Court Press: NBA Community Reacts to Derrick Rose’s Injury, NFL Draft Value Picks, Kate Upton Twitpics

Click on photo to read about the NBA’s reaction to D. Rose’s Injury As someone who has torn his ACL, I know what lies ahead for D. Rose. You never want to see a star player go down in playoff time. You want to see a team compete with their best. With that said, the Bulls are done. The Press The 10 Best Value Picks from the 2012 NFL Draft [BleacherReport] Red Sox chick gets kicked...

Can Sixers Upset Reeling Bulls?

Analyzing sports can be a very frustrating thing sometimes. It seems like nobody can really predict what will happen on any given day. I guess that’s why somebody coined the phrase, “that’s why you play the games.” More often than not, any attempt at predicting or breaking down an event before it happens ends up making the author look uninformed and illogical, whether that...

Three-way viewing on Tuesday: Phillies, Biggest Loser, Flyers

While most Philadelphia watched Phillies, Flyers and Sixers, I replaced the Sixers with Biggest Loser Live Finale. I figured the Sixers would not win, even with the Bulls being without Derrick Rose. First was the Phillies, who got an early two runs in the fourth, before the Flyers came on. I saw the replay of the Matt Read goal from the Flyers, who remained 1-0 through the first...
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