April 28, 2012; we all were watching the Bulls take game 1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference Play-Offs. With a little over a minute to go in the game and the Bulls up 12, Derrick Rose went down…and did not get back up. This was a sad day in Chicago for Bulls fans. Not just for Bulls fans, but basketball fans across the globe and even his peers in the league. Several players took to twitter to show there support for one of the league’s best. In a post game interview 76ers head coach, Doug Collins said, “When i saw the kid go down, it crushed me because I happen to love the kid.”
Here we are almost 4 months later as Rose recovers from ACL surgery, they say he is 2- 3 weeks ahead of schedule of stepping back out on the court. Although that sounds very promising, dont get your hopes to high. Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said he wont be rushing back his franchise player. Smart man, seeing that D.Rose did sign a 5 year $94 million extension back in December. D.Rose is not just any franchise player; he went from rookie of the year in 2008 to NBA all star the next 3 years. Id say thats a wise decision to shelf him for the year no matter what the Bulls record is. Of course Derrick is going to want to get back on the court no matter what. Thats what you expect from one of the games brightest and young stars. In a interview on Comcast SportsNet Chicago yesterday, former Bulls wingman and Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen said, “He’s going to be a bigger, better, stronger player…I think it’s great to have something like this happen if it’s going to happen at a young age. He’s going to heal fast, and he’s going to push himself now to be better than he probably would have ever been.” With that said, Bulls fans relax. Let your Rose heal…because when it does it is a beautiful sight to see.
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