"Agent Zero" Gilbert Arenas took to Instagram on Friday night to give his thoughts on the injuries that have plagued Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose for the past couple of years of his NBA career.
"If u cheered for this man when he won #MVP u need to scream louder now when he needs the support the most...the hardest thing is working UR ass off to keep gettn hurt,that shit is deflating to a man mental..u go home every night asking ur self will I ever play the game I love like I once did before...every NBA player remembers that first basket,how many of these #HOFers,retiree's, remember that last shot.??most don't Becuz they didn't know that was the end...#DROSE u have ur whole career to prove who u are..u missed 2 seasons now,take ur time this season,adjust ur body to the game again You can't make up the last 2 years in 1 season...the kid I watched on the #USA team had the swagger of #MVP #DROSE,watch tapes on how you kill #opp right now ur battling #doubt...#CHITRAINERS if u don't control that kids engine he will keep gettn hurt #thegiftandthecurse he has a #LAMBOengine on spare tires...adjust his game until he has fully understand how to use the gift he has...I'll fine him 5k every time he takes off for no reason..protect ur asset u will make the playoff with or without him so baby his game this season...#MVP don't worry about if ur worth the money FUCK YES ur worth what someone pays u..."
As many NBA players have found out the hard way (including Arenas), the minor injuries that Rose has been battling through this season are par for the course when battling back from much more catastrophic injuries.
The 7-2 Bulls may be wise to take Arenas' advice and do their best to protect and nurture Rose until he can go at full strength with full confidence.
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