Derrick Rose Said That New York Is More Supportive Than Chicago...Before Playing A Single Game In New York
PBT- The fans captured his attention, from walking on the street (“Yo, D-Rose, we can go to the playoffs,” a passerby said) to Philippe for dinner to ending the night at 1Oak nightclub (“Welcome the newest member of the Knicks, Derrick Rose,” the DJ shouted over the mic).
The next day when Rose drove by Madison Square Garden on his way to his presser, he took a photo from inside the car of the MSG Marquee, which said “Welcome, Derrick Rose,” and had a customized photo of himself on the digital board. The Knicks showed him in his new No. 25 uniform.
“I was feeling a lot of love,” Rose said. “You feel that a little bit in Chicago, but it’s not on that level of New York, so it kind of makes you anxious to actually get on the court. It’s, like, ‘Man, they’re excited that I’m actually there.’ I haven’t even picked up a ball yet, I haven’t made a basket yet, and I can only imagine how they’re going to act when we start winning.
I think it's gotten to the point where we should feel bad whenever we criticize Derrick Rose for something that came out of his mouth. Some people just weren't meant to formulate their own original thoughts and have them broadcasted to anyone, never mind millions upon millions of more intelligent strangers. I thought we learned that lesson when the guy that just acted like New York doesn't have the most fickle fan base in sports did everything short of indicting himself on rape charges. I mean, not knowing the meaning of the word 'consent' is pretty bad, but it's not nearly as egregious as thinking that Knicks fans are going to keep tickling his taint if he has two bad games in a row. For Christ's sake, the guy might as well go into witness protection if his knees cause him to sit out more than a week. I don't why I expected a shameless moron to realize that New York loves every one of it's players before they've actually played in New York. I guess I was too lenient with the benefit of the doubt, but how could Derrick Rose not remember that it took Melo 5 seconds in blue and orange before he had his very own Diddy song and now the people that were singing it wish he was still dodging Zika over in Rio. Derrick Rose basically explained all the reasons why he can't believe he's already so beloved, but all he really did was give the main reason why he is still beloved - he hasn't picked up a ball yet. I bet this quote didn't even offend the city of the Chicago. It probably just made a condescending grin curl across their collective lips as they patiently wait for the D-Rose in the Big Apple experiment to backfire in inglorious fashion.
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