Before they ended the 27-game winning streak of the Miami Heat last night, the primary point of discussion around the Chicago Bulls was about the return of Derrick Rose from his torn ACL. People have been clamoring for weeks about when he’s coming back, how good he will be when he does come back, and what it will mean for the Bulls in the NBA Playoffs when he comes back.
Ever since the Bulls organization essentially washed their hands of the entire situation by saying that Rose was cleared to play, countless people have tried to get the sources and inside information on the situation, but to no avail. On Tuesday, even rapper Waka Flocka Flame tried to break news when he tweeted out that Rose would be returning on Wednesday night to play the Heat. Shockingly enough, he was incorrect.
The only voice that we’ve heard from that has been consistently reliable has been the voice of Rose himself. Time and again he has said that he is being patient and taking as much time as he needs to be 100 percent ready physically and mentally. So far that’s been exactly what’s happened. He is rehabbing his injury at his own pace so that he doesn’t suffer any setbacks that could potentially jeopardize his career.
As a whole, we need to accept the fact that Rose is probably the only voice that can be trusted regarding his return from here on out. Despite the hullabaloo created by the media about his return, the team has remained tight-lipped on the situation and will most likely stay that way. Given that, unless you hear from Rose that Rose is returning to action, it probably shouldn’t be trusted.