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 play this year. At least drop the effing charade. The complete garbage Derrick Rose did all year long with the “God only knows If I’ll play or not this year.” Derrick Rose has Twitter. A simple “Hey, I’m playing in tonight’s game. I’m back.” would have been enough. And if the other way was reality, a simple “Hey, my leg still doesn’t feel right. I won’t be ready for next year,” this would have been fine too.
Either way, just tell us. Instead Derrick choose to talk out of both sides of his mouth and be an attention w****. And because he was a disgusting, revolting attention w**** now he deserves every pejorative cast upon him by Bulls fans and sports media.
And today we have our first NBA player joining the anti Derrick Rose bandwagon. That would be Washington Wizards rookie, former Florida Gators star and super high draft pick Bradley Beal:
“A little bit. Yeah, I would,” he told the Washington Post. “The type of player he is, and the mentality and competitiveness that he has, I think he would have gave it a go. I don’t know what was holding him back. I think he’s scared it’s probably going to happen again and he won’t be the same. But you’re never the same after an injury. But you just have to fight through it and do something else to be able to impact the game. I’m not sure what it is he has to do. I really can’t speak for him. …”
“That’s hard, because I’ve never experienced that injury,” Beal said. “And I know what type of injury that is, it’s possible it’s gonna happen again. Knock on wood. But at the same time, you might have to give it a go. If you’re practicing for two months and everybody in practice is saying you’re practicing well, I figure you gotta give it a shot in a game.
“But it’s his decision. I can’t really have a say so in it. If he doesn’t feel he’s mentally confident to be able to go out there and help the team, I guess I can’t really blame him for it.”
For a NBA player to say this, well it’s about time. You have no idea how happy I was was to say “hey, thanks for coming!” to this Bulls season. Derrick Rose looking like he doesn’t care to play, or is afraid to play, or refuses to play for what bs reason; all that overshadowed how much the Bulls overachieved this year in the NBA Playoffs.
The Bulls were battered and bruised and a shell of a team. That’s a great story. All these guys played through pain and hung in there as long as they could. But it was all put on the back-burner due to the selfish acts of their diva superstar point guard. Let’s raise our glasses to Brad Beal for calling Derrick Rose out.
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