Found April 30, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
There is still a lot of basketball left to be played in the first round of this year's playoffs, but you can learn a lot from the first game. I had the pleasure of watching the opening game of every series this weekend, so here are a few quick thoughts. Chicago Bulls lead Philadelphia 76ers 1-0 It is hard to pick out anything important that happened in this game. Oh wait ... Yes, the reigning MVP is now done for the season, but lets not count out the Bulls just yet. Just because they lost Derrick Rose for the rest of the playoffs does not mean their season is over. They showed all year that they can win without Rose and they showed on Saturday that they can easily get past the 76ers. If the Bulls play like they are capable, they could still potentially sweep this series. I have heard lots of people say we are headed for a Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals, but the Celtics are having their own struggles with the Hawks. Without Rose, I think the Bulls are still capable of ...

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 injures left knee in Game 1 win

Like Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls needed ANOTHER injury this season.  With about a minute to go in a 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76'ers, Derrick Rose jump-stopped on a drive, and his left knee buckled under him as he rose up.  After laying on the floor for a few minutes, Rose was helped to the locker room.  After the game, Coach Tom Thibodeau talked about the injury...

YES! Derrick Rose is Injured During Playoffs!

Derrick Rose was forced to leave Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs early due to a left leg injury. The injury occured with just over a minute to play in the game with the Bulls leading comfortably. Chicago will be holding their collective breaths until they hear the extent of the injury. I am no doctor, but it did not look good. Rose is scheduled to have a MRI immediately. @PhillySportLive

Updated: Derrick Rose out for postseason with ACL tear

UPDATED: Derrick Rose is done for the rest of the post-season Twitter / @chicagobulls: Breaking news: Bulls guard ... via kwout Below is the post written before the updated news ---- Like Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls needed ANOTHER injury this season. With about a minute to go in a 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76'ers, Derrick Rose jump-stopped on a drive,...

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...

Bulls 103, Sixers 91

CHICAGO -- A routine playoff victory took a nasty turn for the Chicago Bulls on Saturday afternoon. With about 1:15 remaining in a 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, guard Derrick Rose drove toward the basket, came to a jump stop with both feet, then fell to the ground grabbing his left knee. After staying on the ground for about three minutes, Rose was helped to the locker...

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 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 [...]

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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