By now, you have made a decision on whether or not you are going to defend Derrick Rose in his current rehabilitation from a torn ACL.
The Chicago Bulls superstar has ditched what team doctors have said, and now he is ditching common sense all together. The image of Rose sitting idly by on the sideline despite medical clearance sticks in many peoples craw, but the fact that he has handled this with such arrogance is what bothers me the most.
It all started with the Adidas ad campaign titled “The Return” where Rose was featured in a commercial designed to instill hope into a depleted Bulls fan base. This particular stunt has rubbed almost all NBA fans the wrong way, but it was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the mysterious torn ACL.
In addition, Rose has yet to have a press conference where he lays it all out so everyone who is anxious to see his return can no longer be strung along. Instead, the arrogant approach of throwing multiple excuses out has grown thin with even the most devout Rose fans. Even after the battered Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets in a hostile seven-games series, Rose still refused to give move the spotlight off of him.
When asked about his status for the upcoming Miami Heat series, Rose continued the sideshow saying “I might have a chance.” Really? Over a year later, and all of the fan support has been rewarded with a halfhearted answer like that? Many are blaming the Bulls management as well, yet Rose is the one whose knee is “still not ready”, so how can the blame lay anywhere else but on No. 1?
This whole botched saga will be remembered as an arrogant, unprofessional and childish way to handle such a large ordeal.