Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 3:26 pm  |  46 responses

Derrick Rose: ‘I Should Be Back On The Court Soon’ (VIDEO)

The Bulls’ star thanks fans for their support.

Since having knee surgery on May 12, Derrick Rose has stayed quiet. But today, a healthy and rested DRose released a video, telling fans not to worry about him. “Hopefully you’ll see me back out there,” Rose says. “My biggest concern is don’t worry about me. I know I’m going to be all right. I know that I’m healthy, I’m positive, I believe in God, so I should be back there on the court soon, and I hope that you support not only me but the Bulls.”

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  • http://www.champs.com Reggie06

    Hope Rose will o a great run next year

  • DreJayAre

    When I see him two hand tomahawk dunk, I’ll know he’s back.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    He’ll be back and ready to reclaim his rightful spot as the best PG in the league.

  • Basketball iQ

    Where if redd at? I think these be the same ppl commenting on each thread just switching names.

  • Mike Gilbert

    I don’t know what everyone is so worried about. Sure it sucks to lose him for a year, but when people say this is going to ruin his career…They are surgically repairing his knee. People always come back stronger after having this surgery, as long as you got good work ethic, and DROSE is second to none when it comes to working hard. I don’t know about next year, but at the longest two years from now he is gonna be on the court having the bet year of his career.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    co-sign drejay

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Damn didn’t know people stalked me, your life must suck if you’re busy worrying about things like that. But anyways D Rose has Radmonivic now!

  • Asadsaleh3

    I worry about the team he’s going to come back to, not him. The Bench Mob is no more. Hopefully, they’ll have a better squad around him when he returns.

  • greg

    this is classic derrick rose. no interview on cnn, no camera crew. just “what up im rehabbing thank you for your support”. dude is the definition of a baller.

  • fruizm

    That positive attitude is what will make him get his best pg in the league title back!

  • jayrose

    Greatest news I heard today. Happy to see DRose still humble as always and getting better.

  • bonK

    Idk about best PG in the league maybe best scoring pg. Chris paul hands down best pg in the nba

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com K.Holiday

    I worry about his interview and public speaking skills more than I do his knee! Geez

  • Benny Ng

    Rose the best

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    I worry about his diet.

  • God-is

    God has a good track record when dealing with bball related injuries?

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I am not a Bulls fan, but this kid is my favorite player in the NBA right now… Get well.

  • Redd Bone

    Can’t wait to see you back on the court with the Bulls….I see a ring in your future very,very soon…Trust in God and everything will be okay

  • l2ising Phoenix

    I guess the bulls are planning to tank the season, they made no moves except adding radmonovic! They lost their current starting pg in c.j Watson , so I’m guessing marquis teague will be the starting pg! They are definitely missing the postseason.

  • Valkyrie

    LOL @KHoliday. Well the guy isn’t exactly known for being a brain. I’m sure he’s a great human being, but he damn sure isn’t one of the more articulate athletes around.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Redd

    Na @l2sing, they said Kirk is starting. Teague sucks. I think Rose is fairly intelligent, I just think he talks like a “shy guy”. I seen him with that Malcolm X tattoo, I’m sure the guy has educated himself.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Cosign Redd… Since when does being shy, humble, soft spoken= unintelligent?

  • Valkyrie

    No one stated those qualities made anyone unintelligent. Based on his interviews he isn’t very articulate, which has nothing to do with being soft spoken. Don’t see how those two things are linked. He also didn’t have enough faith to take his own SAT, a fact that doesn’t scream super-smart guy. I’m not bashing him. Just making an observation. I love the basketball player he is, but he isn’t exactly Shane Battier or JLin in the brain department.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Redd

    Not articulate in what sense? Not enough big words? Book smarts are overrated, look at how people with bachelors, masters are on the street begging. Yea Rose screwed up with that, but also the school altered his transcript which was more stupid.

  • Valkyrie

    If you have to ask then it’s probably because you speak the same way, so that is a moot point… I never mentioned formal education so I’m not sure why you brought it up. Kobe is a pretty smart guy and he never went to college, though he was still smart enough to get a decent SAT score. It’s not really a super hard test. Still, degrees have nothing to do with why I don’t think he’s especially intelligent, and degrees mostly measure work ethic so there goes that argument. Getting rich due to athletic talent has nothing to do with a guy being smart. Plenty of athletes squander that money after retirement. Hopefully Rose won’t. But to address your totally pointless comment about some people with degrees being on the street, the economy and hiring situation has a lot to do with that. Things are still worse for those without degrees, who might beg to differ on your ‘overrated’ view of education. Btw, what is a “big word”?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Redd

    I ask because as I stated I don’t think articulation means sh*t. I know cats who don’t do nothing but talk that street jargon but are intelligent as can be. You did mention formal educ u mentioned SATs? That is formal education. And if getting rich due to athletic talent doesn’t mix with education why’d you bring up SAT scores? As I said, book smarts is overrated not in it’s whole but rather as of now. You really need to have an argument if you want to argue.

  • Valkyrie

    The SAT is an exam, genius. It’s not a form of education, it’s not designed to teach, nor is it administered by a particular school. You’d know that if you actually took it. You brought up degrees, not me. As I said, Kobe did well on it. He doesn’t have a degree. He’s articulate. I hate him, but he’s an intelligent guy. You assumed that’s what I was referring to college with my examples of two other players, who would still be smarter than Rose even without college. Articulation is but one area by which to judge intelligence, especially if the language is that person’s native tongue. I highly doubt you and I have the same standards by which we judge an intelligent person, so I couldn’t care less about you knowing some hoodrats who you think are intelligent. The fact that they can’t speak the language actually proves my point. Since you want to talk about higher education, in a time where jobs are scarce, the guy with the degree is getting the job first. I guess you can say they are even more valuable in a time like this. And obviously you don’t know how to argue. One person makes a point, the other counters that point. That’s how it works. You keep bringing up silly unrelated issues that have nothing to do with my original point, which was that Derrick Rose isn’t known for his smarts. Who said education and sports don’t mix? That’s not what we’re talking about. You are confusing work ethic with intelligence, which is stupid. You clearly don’t understand the difference. Pro athletes work hard to get where they are but it doesn’t mean they’re intelligent. If you are going to argue, you might want to learn how to do it first.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    U SAID SPORTS AND EDUCATION DONT MIX lol damn you stupid. Hoodrats? LOL come on white boy stop it. Just cause folks talk slang means they aren’t intelligent? You looking dead ignorant. Articulation doesn’t reflect intelligence at all. Trust me, if you can’t explain something in simplicity then you can’t explain it. So stop, intelligence is what you understand from history, events, etc not no damn school. The SAT is an exam…GREAT JOB BRAVO! SAT is a part of education. Stop you look dumb as could be.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Redd, while the SAT is not the end all be all of intelligence examinations, you and I both know ( begrudgingly) that it is a measure of SOME kind of intellect. You had smart kids at your school. Did you see any of them BOMB the test? No. Is the test skewed towards students who had a better education? Sure. Is education a form of intelligence? Most cognitive scientists agree that it is. There are people who are smarter than their score and people who aren’t as smart as their score (me, for instance), but it does give a ballpark estimate. You can’t discount something that actually tends to have a pretty strong correlation. TLDR: Rose is not a bright bulb.

  • Zabbah

    Is DRose wearing Durant’s backpack?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I’ve always respected you as a poster on here, and to be quite frank I do agree to an extent. Yes he isn’t brilliant by no means but he also is not a complete moron. I don’t know the mind of Rose and his capacity of intelligence off the court. But I’d like to think that his Malcolm X tattoo is an indication that he reads and is some way intelligent. But again, I do agree to an extent despite my loyalty to the Bulls not wanting to.

  • Darren

    When people rush back from injuries because they are the stars of the team it is troubling… Look at Brandon Roy. I mean of course he is going to say he is healthy and is coming back. Probably sooner than he should just to appease fans and get w’s but the way he plays I really hope he’s not a repeat knee injury type of guy just because he wanted to come back. Some other older players need to step in and say something to him because he legitimately is there franchise.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    I think Rose has -awareness- of the world, but he is not a quick study nor a great communicator. Fair? I’d like to think he’s mildly intelligent in some way too; he’s so humble as a star, that must require awareness.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I’m sure talking in low voices and putting up with Boozers orangatang-like screams also requires awareness..do I guess he’s very intelligent in fact!!

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  • Valkyrie

    Redd, point out where I said that. Quote me, moron. You can’t. Your comprehension isn’t all that great because you can’t even interpret simple words on a screen. You’re not even aware that you don’t have a grasp on what the word education means. Exams are measuring tools, idiot. They are not intended to educate. Invest in a dictionary. It will do wonders for you. Lack of comprehension is telling sign of a lack of intelligence, as it is in your case. Nothing I said could lead anyone with half a brain to assume I said sports and education don’t mix. You’re just a dumb kid and you show it every time you post. Not knowing how to speak the one language you know is unintellgent. Only an ingorant fool would argue otherwise. If slang is your only use of a language it is most likely because you refused to expose yourself to anything else. That’s idiotic. To compound the stupidity of your comment, you assume my opinions are based on my percieved “caucasion” racial background. Guess what, brainiac? I’m black. Now what? You are so ignorant I’m afraid for you.

  • Valkyrie

    And I won’t blame your stupidity on your age because I wasn’t that ignorant when I was a teen. I wasn’t even as ignorant as you when I was 12.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Measuring tools from formal educational institutes you moron. You’re an idiot, by mentioning exams u mention formal education because exams are a part of formal education. I’m not reading the rest of your long a** story cause you’re an ignorant old white dude with no life.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Valkyrie is psyched cause he got like a 1400 on the SAT and thinks that’s a great score and makes him intelligent. I’ll bet I got a higher score than a lot of cats here but I know for a fact that they’re smarter than me when it comes to basketball.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I just cant nor will agree to the idea that articulation is the means of intelligence. There’s different dialects in EVERY country. In the USA it’s the same, folks talk differently. But as far as the SAT thing goes co-sign.

  • Valkyrie

    Redd, College Board isn’t a school. They don’t teach. You aren’t very bright, and that doesn’t change with age. You’re SOL. Calling me white is supposed to be an insult? And your dumb@ss doesn’t even know the difference between an accent and a dialect. Name one official “dialect” of English spoken in the United States. You speak ‘Moron’ pretty well, but unfortunately you can’t count it as a dialect. @Caboose: You’re around Redd’s age, which is younger than my little brother. I can assure you my 1400 meant a hell of lot more than the one you got on yours, kiddo.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    As Dead Prez once said “I tried to show them crackers some light, they couldn’t face it”, SAT exams are done in HIGH SCHOOLS by all HIGH SCHOOL graduates therefore they pertain to a FORMAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE. Does it make sense yet dummy? No? Yeah you’re an idiot. Accents affect people vocally but they do not affect the way or means in which one formulates a sentence therefore you’re an idiot again. Dialects such as american slang? Lol you’re an idiot. Sad, old a**, white folks like you ruin life. Pathetic.

  • Valkyrie

    I’m not going to prove my “blackness” by adopting your ignorant @ss “broken English is okay ‘cuz we black” attitude. I can tell you’re one of those dropouts who is so insecure about your failures in life that you call all black people who don’t speak like you and Rose white. Too dense to have half a clue about your own history. I’m not impressed by you quoting rappers. You’re a stupid 90′s baby who doesn’t know the first thing about Malcolm or anything our ancenstors went through. You don’t know your own story, clown. Ignorant teenager, but not much else. Again, the SAT is a test administered by COLLEGE BOARD. Testing sites are just that, @asshole. My testing site wasn’t even a high school. Many people’s sites are. The SAT’s are a VOLUNTARY. They aren’t done by all high school graduates, idiot. They’re taken by high school juniors who choose to take them. Some seniors opt to take it a second time. You can pay for and take the test at whatever designated site you choose. You didn’t graduate high school. I’m convinced. Why are you even speaking on an issue you know nothing about? You want to debate language? LOL Again, name an official dialect of English in the U.S, dummy. You don’t even know what a dialect is. You think that people having different accents is the same as speaking a different dialect? Did you @ least finish 10th grade?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    No I didn’t finish 10th, Im just magically studying to enter Medical School. Lol, idiot, was it not you who said that not “articulating” meant you aren’t intelligent? Yet you wanna talk about Malcolm X, old man please sit down. Brother Malcolm never said to judge those by how they talk not would he. You got caught up in the okie doke old man, must be miserable living life while looking down on “hoodlums” because they don’t “articulate” like u. But they’re less idiotic than you by a long shot. Again, who do you know of that hasn’t taken the SATs in high school who has graduated? I don’t know anyone, I’m sure you don’t either. And times changed it ain’t 1940 anymore old man.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    And I’m done replying, this is dumb I’m arguing with an old bigot. And about what? Lol, life will be hell if you continue being bitter. Life comes around once & then it’s gone. Appreciate it and accept that in this world of many, people are different.

  • Valkyrie

    With half of the nonesense you post on here, I highly doubt you’ll gain acceptance to any U.S med school. You pulling random assumptions while displaying ingorance of the very topic you CHOSE to argue speaks volumes about your own intelligence. Bitter? LOL about what? Some dumb 19 year old who’s knowledge of Malcolm probably came by way of a snitch like Haley? I’m an accomplished man who has been contributing great things to his community for more than half your life. You’re a teenager that hasn’t experienced enough to speak about life or various people. You have no perspective. Anyone older than 25 is an “old man” to you. Once again, you sound ridiculous. The SAT is taken by high school students of their own choice in their junior year, which means they can be dropouts and still will have taken the test. Graduation is not a pre-req to taking the test, idiot. Inarticulation of one’s native tongue is a great barometer by which to judge an individual’s willingness to better his or herself. You have NEVER posted a single comment here that wasn’t ignorant.