“Not a repeat, or a three-peat, we’re talking Minimum 8-peat my friend,” that’s the words of the famous Saturday Night Live “Superfan” character from the early ’90s comedic sketches. You remember? “Da Bulls.” “Ditka.” “Polish sauasage.” Those portly fellow had a lot of hubris about the Michael Jordan era Chicago Bulls teams.
That hubris in now showing up in NBA MVP and Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose. Check out what he said in Spain over the weekend.
HoopsHype.com talked to Rose in Madrid. Rose’s game grew a lot last season; so has his ego.
HH: Time has passed since you won the MVP trophy award. What are your feelings about it now?
DR: It was great but I’m not satisfied. I won’t be satisfied until I win a championship. I’m not satisfied at all. There’s not a doubt in my mind that I’m not going to win a championship. I’m going win multiple championships. It’s not a doubt in my mind.
Well, Rose certainly has that MJ style killer instinct; and drive. Time will tell if he backs it up. Remember, teams win championships, not individuals. All of the greatest NBA title teams had tremendous chemistry and more than one superstar.
Right now the Bulls don’t have anyone that you have to absolutely gameplan around outside of Rose. I appreciate Rose’s confidence, but at the same time this quote feels like it’s going to backfire big time.
As a Bulls fan, how do you feel about this certitude? Arrogance or confidence?
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