Derrick Rose, Evan Turner Rivalry To Reignite In 2012 NBA Playoffs
Friday makes the last day of the NBA season before the NBA Playoffs go into full swing. Everything is set up including the first round matchup between the Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers. This lets us watch a rivalry that has been burning since 2007 as Derrick Rose and Evan Turner can go at each other on the court.
Both were stars in Chicago high school basketball, but Evan Turner thought Rose always got more credit. After a game in 2007, Turner had this to say:
I was better than [Rose],” Turner said. “With me guarding him he didn’t do much. He knows that and I know that.”
We both know who is better,” Rose said. “He’s just doing this to get a little bit of publicity. We’ll see who does more on the next level.”
Rose went on to play in the national title game is freshman year and became the first pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Turner was a star at Ohio State and was the second pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Based on their accomplishments, I give the edge to Rose.
What does this have to do with the playoffs? Turner had this to say a couple days before the two teams were set to face each other.
“It means we’re dodging the tougher team. That’s what I think.”
I think we are going to see an angry Bulls team take on the 76ers. You would not like them when they are angry. Evan Turner just poked the hornet’s nest.
Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Preview and Prediction
Here's a preview and prediction for the Mar. 5 matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks. Read More
Ray Allen's Decision to Skip Season Not Surprising
Ray Allen announced today that he will forego the 2014-15 NBA season, and it shouldn't surprise anyone. Here's why. Read More
5 Must-Win Games Remaining On Heat's 2015 Schedule
Here are five must-win games remaining on the Miami Heat's 2015 NBA schedule. Read More
5 Most Important Remaining Games For Trail Blazers
These are five must-win games the Portland Trail Blazers have remaining on their schedule. Read More