The crowd instantly knew as Rose clutched his left knee that with it went their playoff hopes and chances. Game 1 of the eastern conference playoffs against the 76ers went to the 1st seeded Bulls, but for possibly the heaviest price the Bulls could’ve paid. Why Rose was in with a little over a minute left and up by 12 I don’t know, but coach Tom Thibodeau’s decision ended the Bulls dreams that have been long gone since the Jordan era.
New season, new hope.
As the whole city of Chicago patiently waits for the return of their hometown hero, Derrick Rose works day and night to nurse the torn ACL that plagued his playoff run last season. As Roses’ Bulls currently sit at an uncomfortable 8-7(7th in the East), everybody is wondering: When will Rose make his much anticipated return? The one burning question I have is will Derrick Rose be the same? Can the “Windy City Assassin” carry the weight of the whole city of Chicago on his shoulders like the previous 4 years? I certainly hope so. You hate to see injuries plague players, especially the nicer ones. Derrick Rose is one of the most down to earth players I’ve ever seen, and his motivation and drive to bring a championship back to the Windy City burns brighter than ever, injury or not. Although my team alliance lies elsewhere, I wouldn’t mind Derrick Rose winning a championship. He certainly has the ability to do so.
“My true fans, they know. I’m never gonna stop. I know I got my family, my friends, the city behind me. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my fans. They mean a lot to me, I can’t thank them enough. That’s my life. That’s what you’re not understanding, I will DIE on that court. I’m going to go all in for it.” -Derrick Rose