BDG wrote:You've got to feel for the guy. The league needs more players like Derrick Rose ... guys like him are a dying breed. That's why it was so sad seeing him go down with such a serious injury.
The reason I like guys like him and Durant is because they seem to play purely for the love of the game and have that hunger for winning. They don't talk a bunch or seek attention ... they let their game do the talking.
I really hope he somehow recovers the the player he was before the injury.
+1 - well said, BDG. I'm a huge fan of Rose. Love his game and his attitude. He was the player I had the most fun watching in the NBA and that includes Lakers. Not saying I like his team anywhere near the Lakers but to me he was the most watchable guy in the league. I despise Lebronze and Wade and I wanted so badly for Rose and Chi Town to beat them. It was heartbreaking to see him go down. Not sure he'll ever have quite the dynamism that he had before the injury but he could still be a phenomenal player - maybe even a headier player after all this.
I also enjoy watching Durant but since his team is our rival in the west that takes most of the joy out of it as I have to root against him. I can root for Rose and Chi all I want as I know they would only pose a threat to us if they made it to the Finals, and I have no doubt that we would wipe the floor with them in that case.
Rose is one of the good guys and I think I'm in the minority here but I loved it when he got the MVP and I thought he deserved it.