At 5/6/13 09:42 AM, Dream-of-Duke wrote:
Rose should have come out and said that he would NOT play this season regardless the circumstances since that is what he is planning to do anyway. Instead, we are hearing him saying that he does not rule out a return in the playoffs. The longer the soap opera endures, the worse because Rose's teammates are pinning false hopes on him.
Here's the problem, if he says that he doesn't want to play, then he would be unfairly labeled as a coward even if was cleared. Of course he wants to play, but as I said, he's the only person who knows his body, and he's not going to just simply ride the bench for a few minutes as a rehab start in the playoffs. Just because we saw AP recover quickly from an ACL, doesn't mean it's all the same.
In retrospect, it would have been a good idea in theory, but the media will label him something that he is not, and we all knew how long it takes to shake any negative label off of someone. Just look at Lebron as an example.
Rose is the one who must shoulder the blame.
The media must shoulder some blame too, but they have a habit of passing the blame around.
I mean, his guy has been out for a year and was cleared three MONTHS ago, Rubio suffered the same kind of injury and returned much earlier than expected. Oh, considering how hard the other Bulls (Noah for example) fight through injures instead of sitting out like a coward, the whole Rose saga makes him a spoiled little kid who is too scared to play because he does not want to re-injure himself.
1. Rubio is nowhere near a Derrick Rose level of a player, never mind that healing rates of athletes is different, but I've already mentioned that.
2. The other players injuries were not as bad as what Rose suffered from, you can't do much of anything if you have a torn ACL or even other ligaments in the knee. God forbid he gets injured again this season like he did last year, then I know you would've crucified him for going in when he should be resting. ACL tears are generally devastating, and it takes a lot of physical and mental rehab to fully recover from one.
So hey, Rose...just retire, you will NOT get injured if you retire from playing basketball.
Really? That would be like saying to Charles Barkley or Karl Malone to retire in the early 90's because they had no chance in hell to beat MJ in the NBA Finals.
As much as I respect the other Bulls not named Rose, they have no chance against the Heat.
Unfortunately, you are right on this one. A healthy Bulls team is the only legit team that can beat the Heat in a playoff series, and that certainly isn't the case now.