Carmelo Anthony is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but his most recent comments regarding the health of Derrick Rose have put him in a new category of asinine. The New York Knicks are heading into the United Center to face the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night and Anthony had this to say about Rose not taking the floor this year.
“Wish y’all would stop rushing Derrick back. Please. He shouldn’t come back until he’s about 110 percent ready. I don’t think he should come back if he’s not ready to go out there and play.”
Apparently Anthony has been keeping up with the status of Rose while the Knicks have been riding a 13-game winning streak. First of all, no one is rushing Rose to come back, and the only reason that Bulls fans are anxious to see #1 back in action is because of his day-to-day status. Not to mention, the Adidas ad campaign that featured Rose earlier in the year where he captivated his fans by seemingly guaranteeing a return in the 2012-13 NBA season.
Are movie-goers not supposed to ask questions when a movie that was supposed to be released continues to get delayed with no real reason why?
The excuses for Rose not being on the court are contradictory to say the least. At first, the superstar was supposed to come back when he could dunk off of his surgically repaired right knee, but that is obviously not the case as he has thrown down multiple jams off of that knee. To make matters worse, reports have surfaced that Rose is “dominating in practice.” Still want fans to keep quiet while the MVP of the league is forgoing in-game action to put on a show in practice, ‘Melo?
Rose has hid behind the “when God says I am ready” cliche in the previous weeks, but we all know something else is holding him back. With the lies and contradictions behind this saga, Anthony is in no position to tell fans what to think. Stick to getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs Carmelo, because the dramatic turn of events in Chicago are more complicated than you could ever imagine.