Derrick Rose Precautions Draw Fan Ire
Derrick Rose sits out a preseason game because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, and the knuckleheads crawl out of the woodwork. A slog through message boards and comments sections under newspaper stories makes you regret not owning a pair of waders.
A line was drawn a long time ago. You probably know where you stand. I say “tomato,” and you say “Derrick Rose is a wimp.’’ Nothing the Bulls point guard can say or do will change the minds of the people who believe he is a miserable, moneygrubbing slacker.
When the rest of us learned that Rose was going to sit out the preseason game in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, we uttered more than a few “uh-ohs.’’ The face of the franchise experiences soreness in the knee of the franchise, and we can’t help ourselves. We think the worst.