Over the years, this country has unfortunately seen plenty of bizarre lawsuits take place, but nothing may compare to the one filed against Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose.
25-year-old Matthew Thompson of Peoria, Illinois is suing Rose for missing the entire 2012-13 season–despite the fact that Chicago still managed to make the playoffs as a No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference The man claims that Rose sitting out for the entire season has led him to numerous problems such as mental breakdowns, emotional distress, and even obesity issues.
No–this is not a joke.
While it’s difficult not to feel bad for any of the problems Thompson is having, the fact that this lawsuit was filed to begin with is embarrassing. Rose is overcoming a torn ACL suffered in last year’s playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers and considering how serious this type of injury is–the last thing the Bulls needed to do was see their star guard return to the court too soon that would put his knee at risk.
The fact that Thompson is trying to put the blame on Rose’s decision not to return to the court yet despite being cleared by doctors has to be one of the most ridiculous things in the world. Injuries in sports take place all of the time and Rose has every right in the world to return when he feels most comfortable.
Instead of Thompson placing his personal issues on Rose, he needs to take a stand for himself and change his lifestyle around. Otherwise, Thompson is only going to become the most hated person in Chicago for even considering a stupid move against Rose like this one.
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