Chicago Defends Derrick Rose On Twitter, Others Crack Lots Of Jokes

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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:

https://twitter.com/dariusdriley/status/570428940046573568

Here’s some people defending Rose:

https://twitter.com/BullsFam_/status/570434491442860032

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