Derrick Rose will reportedly undergo his third knee surgery since joining the NBA back in 2008. After leading the Chicago Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2010-11 season and winning the NBA MVP, Rose has continually regressed since initially tearing his ACL in the 2011-2012 season.
Now, to touch on this subject briefly – a lot of the criticism Rose has endured throughout the last few years is mainly due to how the injuries were handled. Rose’s camp basically dictated when he would return and added a ton of unnecessary speculation which increased expectations through the roof. After not returning when the doctors told him to and then getting hurt 10 games into the next season, Rose opened himself up for public opinion in the worst ways. Therefore, when the news of injury number three reached Twitter it was an all out assault on the former MVP with joke after joke…. Chicago fans didn’t like it.
Here’s some initial reactions ripping Rose:
Dam I'm mad as fuck derrick rose tore his shit AGAIN. Like dude wtf come on yo shit made out of paper?
— Jayskii (@JayTooRawww) February 25, 2015
I don't pity Derrick rose, fuck that guy, but I do feel bad that his chances of walking at graduations are getting slimmer and slimmer
— Pretty Flacko Joey (@noto_joey15) February 25, 2015
Derrick Rose is the new Mark Prior. Awesome! #fuck
— Not Hot Takes (@NotHotTakes) February 25, 2015
Derrick rose it's time to retire nigga fuck his knee up again
— TROUBLE (@_TROUBLE_3) February 25, 2015
Derrick Rose doctor running out of knees he finna start putting elbows and shit in his leg
— Cisco G (@CiscoNoChains) February 25, 2015
Derrick Rose clearly built his house on Indian burial grounds or some shit.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) February 25, 2015
Derrick Rose legs made of glass or some shit😂😂
— MoonDot🤦🏽♂️ (@Mikey_RNRS) February 25, 2015
Here’s some people defending Rose:
Anyone cracking Derrick Rose jokes right now can go fuck themselves. I truly mean that.
— modeseven. 🌹 (@mode7heaven) February 25, 2015
If I see any jokes about #DerrickRose today I'm going to be pissed this shit is not funny😒😞
— smokin_t (@21Smokin_T) February 25, 2015
I used to make jokes and shit about Derrick Rose but honestly I just feel bad for that dude now.. He just can't catch a break
— c h r i s (@cjballin1) February 25, 2015
I'm not a fan of these Derrick Rose cheap shots. It must be frustrating not to be able to do what you love because of some damn injuries.
— Luke James (@lukejamesbgn) February 25, 2015
In any case, this really is no joke. We have probably seen the last the of “MVP caliber” Derrick Rose.
Truly a sad day in Chicago sports. #PrayforDerrickRose