Written and authored by National Basketball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. Fans in the Windy City are growing leery of hometown star Derrick Rose. Injuries are going to happen, and Rose has certainly had his share o them in his short NBA career. The former Simeon high school and Memphis University alumni fractured the left orbital near his left eye socket Tuesday. Team official rushed the point guard to a local hospital where surgery was performed. New Chicago Bull head coach and former player Fred Hoiberg did not put a timetable on his return. The 2011 NBA most valuable player missed the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury and participated in only ten NBA regular season games two years ago after tearing the meniscus in his right knee.
It is not the injury that worries hardcore fans in basketball-crazed Chicago. Rose put his foot in his mouth before training camp began, talking about hos contract extension years down the road. The comments rubbed Chicagoans the wrong way. Rose contract is not up until 2017, so why is the All-Star complaining about money down the road? Most professional athletes want to get as much money as they can; they are only human. This summer the Detroit Pistons resigned point guard Reggie Jackson to an $80 million extension. Jackson has only started in a season in the league, and that was after being traded to Detroit from Oklahoma City. Derrick Rose has been a fan favorite in his hometown since entering the National Basketball Association. Even the most loyal Rose supporters are backing away. Center Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler have taken over as fan favorites. Rose comes across as a quiet and humble young man, which he probably is. In the blue collar “NORTH SHORE”. Comments concerning finances to a man make nearly $25 million per year with endorsements are not appreciated by the most loyal fans.
Rose should have kept the status of finances out of the conversation. First of all, he hasn’t earned the right to dictate terms to the franchise. The “SOUTH SIDER” has been injured the majority of his career and fans believe he gave up in the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals. Chicago got eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova not only out hustled Rose but performed better than the entitled star. Bulls fans still can’t get that out of their minds. Rose and his camp must do some damage control. Trust me, if management got rid of the “GREAT” Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson they will have no problem asking Rose to find work elsewhere.
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