Derrick Rose did an interview with ESPN Chicago, and naturally, his injury history and current condition were the main topic of conversation.
“I felt like I’ve been managing myself pretty good. 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.”
Okay, fair enough. Wait, what's this now?
"I'm thinking about long term. I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball. Having graduations 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."
The reaction was, as you might expect, not very positive:
Rose got cleared by doctors by playoff time and ppl wondered why he didn't play, but his teammates played hurt and he watched.— Marcus (@FranchizeLTB) November 12, 2014
Derrick Rose got his money and starting taking games off because of life after basketball.. That's crazy..— Marcus (@FranchizeLTB) November 12, 2014
Rose softer than toilet tissue— Prince of Persia (@DaReal_REZ) November 12, 2014
Sorry boss can't come in today. Don't wanna be sore for my sons birthday party tomorrow. Thanks d rose.— Aaron Rayburn (@aRayburn14) November 12, 2014
Derrick Rose DNP - Wants to attend children's graduation painless.— #Him (@2ndCaptainFly) November 12, 2014
#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant keep Derrick Rose healthy— Pat (@Irish_Polak) November 12, 2014
D.Rose gone be a Penny Hardaway 2.0 sad to say I hope not— November 16th (@Grown_Simbaaa) November 12, 2014
Rose gonna be using his sick days too this season it seems— nonamebrand (@GreatNegrodamus) November 12, 2014
That sound you might be hearing is every player in the NFL and NHL laughing at Derrick Rose's comments.— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) November 12, 2014
Even if Rose does manage to get back to his pre-injury self, he might want to start taking PR a little more seriously. When even the fans who stood behind him for two injury-plagued years are livid, that's not a good look for the 2011 MVP.Back to the Chicago Bulls Newsfeed