Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 4:20 pm  |  18 responses

Derrick Rose: Michael Jordan Put Pressure on the Bulls

MJ has showered DRose and his team with a considerable amount of praise lately, but it’s not necessarily a good thing for the rising Bulls according to the superstar point guard. ESPN has the quotes: “Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has dealt with all the expectations that have come his way this season, but even he had to chuckle after hearing Michael Jordan’s comments on Saturday night, in which he proclaimed that with the way Rose and the new-look Bulls are playing they win ‘six more’ titles in the future. ‘That’s a lot of pressure,’ Rose said with a smile after the Bulls wrapped up practice Monday afternoon. ‘A lot of pressure, I don’t know why he did it. We’re still trying to become a 48-minute team and that’s the only thing we’re worried about right now. That, and Washington [on Tuesday], and that’s the only thing that we can do [and] worry about. And that’s the only thing we’re looking forward to right now.’”

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  • Benn0

    Jordan went over the top saying 6. They won’t win it this year because i can’t see them beating celtics, lakers or the spurs. But D rose has to be mvp !!!

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    That headline makes it seem like Rose is whinying about what MJ said.
    He’s just laughing about it though like, “Damn, we were killing cats on the low. Why dude gotta bust us out like that?”

  • Roc

    umm, did he just say they’re worried about Washington…

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    Mike just pulled a Phil Jackson on the Bulls

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Nothing to do with this post but I’ve seen nothing on this on Slam. R.I.P. Wes Leonard and Robert Garza. Two young men taken far too early.

  • Riggs

    @Roc: not about washington exactly, just about their next game.

  • JC

    if you cannot handle this pressure Jordan put on, you are probably not gonna win the Championship.

  • J.C.

    I don’t get why everyone’s taking these comments so seriously. It was just a joke he made during his speech on the 20th anniversary of their first title, which started their six-title run. Dude was just lightheartedly commenting on their recent success, he wasn’t really saying he expects them to win six chips.

  • J.C.

    Also weird, another JC posted just before me…

  • mike

    smart move on MJs part. it get the fans excited and it continues the love he recieve from people, but he also put pressure on the Bulls which could help or possibly hurt a young talented team, and since MJ owns another team, one teams loss can somehow potentially be his gain…

  • http://Slamonline.com Bk Chris

    This is a slap in the face to the bobcats. When I read this, I thought, Jordan basically said the Bobcats aren’t going to be a championship team in the forseeable future because the won’t stand a chance against the bulls.

  • Towelie

    Rose deserves a season MVP the way Bulls are playing.

  • FLIGHT 9

    the bulls can win this year period…

  • JC

    though weird, agree with J.C.
    MJ is just saying it, doesn’t really mean it.
    you cannot hold him accountable for that.

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    “Maybe I led you believe it was easy, when it wasn’t. Maybe I made you think every shot i took was a game winner, that my game was based on flash and not fire………. Maybe I destroyed the game…. or Maybe, your just making excuses” DERRICK!! lol

  • Exile

    Rose is laughing. Mike was playing the crowd. Anybody who takes it more seriously than that is missing the point. As a side note… The Bulls (if they keep improving) do have an outside shot this year. I wouldn’t put a whole lot of money on them, but they are tough!

  • AirMamba

    Rose is mvp and bulls could definitly win it all this year. they already beat the heat. jordan was right the bulls (if the keep improving) could win 6 titles.