Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Derrick Rose's absurd comments are not at all surprising

Here's what Derrick Rose said after practice yesterday (he's played in four of Chicago's eight games this season):

"I know a lot of people get mad when they see me sit out or whatever, but I think a lot of people don't understand that ... when I sit out it's not because of this year. I'm thinking about long term. I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball. Having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to, I don't want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son's graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. [I'm] just learning and being smart."

A really important meeting?  Is Rose limping?!
Why bother to try and earn the $18.9 million you're getting paid to play basketball this season when you have "meetings to go to" many years from now that you don't want to be "sore" during?

The outrage to Rose's statement is justified, but in all honesty we shouldn't be surprised.  This is a guy who chose not to be a hero and rejoin his team when they were up 1-0 on the Miami Heat in the 2013 playoffs--two months after he'd been medically cleared to play.

That "basketball is everything" commercial Rose made a year ago has now gone from "a little obnoxious and embarrassing" to "completely disgraceful."

It's also pretty funny/ironic Rose made these comments on the same day Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo talked about how pissed off he was to be held out of a game in Chicago.

RELATED: Derick Rose "won't rule out a playoff return." Hahahahahaha

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