In his first comments to the media since his season-ending right-knee injury and subsequent surgery to repair his torn medial meniscus, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose took an overall optimistic tone at Thursday’s press conference, held at the United Center.
But when posed with a query about what he would say to the doubters who believe he’ll never be the same franchise player and that the Bulls should “move on,” Rose’s competitive nature came out.
“What can I say to that?” he paraphrased, before pausing for approximately 15 seconds.
Finally, he answered: “You can be a fool if you want to.”
The Bulls had their morning shootaround prior to Rose’s session with the media and it was almost ironic that they play the rival Heat, as the former league MVP, contrary to the team’s press release immediately after his surgical procedure, didn’t completely rule out returning late in the season.