Derrick Rose comments on sitting out draw fire
Talk radio and the Internet has been buzzing over comments Derrick Rose made at Bulls practice yesterday about being cautious with his health as it could also affect his life after basketball.
Rose said, “I know a lot of people get mad when they see me sit out or whatever, but I think a lot of people don’t understand that … when I sit out it’s not because of this year. I’m thinking about long term…”
He went on to say, “I’m thinking about after I’m done with basketball. Having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to, I don’t want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son’s graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. (I’m) just learning and being smart.”
The comments have drawn criticism from fans and members of the media.
Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune devoted a whole column to it today saying, “I don’t know if that’s his brother or agent putting that garbage in his head, but it’s one of the most embarrassing things a player can say.”
And others weighed in
Still others defended his comments,