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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 9:45 am  |  20 responses

Tom Thibodeau Wants More Whistles for Derrick Rose


Desperate times call for desperate measures, as Tom Thibodeau turned to the media last night to deliver a not-so-subtle message to the refs with Chicago’s season now on the line. From the Palm Beach Post: “It really was my fault,’ [Derrick] Rose said. He felt his final fourth quarter jumper was on-line when he shot it, but ‘just a little short.’ And he acknowledged the challenges of trying to play against LeBron James. ‘It’s hard, where a guy who is running at top speed, can easily catch up to you,’ Rose said. ‘It’s really hard where a 6-foot-8 guy can easily defend you.’ Tom Thibodeau, however, had another theory for Rose’s struggles. ‘He hasn’t been able to get to the line like we thought he would,’ the Bulls coach said. ‘There’s a lot of contact, and he hasn’t gotten calls.’ We’ll see if that has any impact on the officiating in Game 5.”

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  • BYEBYE

    Well tell your team to quit shooting jumpers they aren’t good at it

  • Fat Lever

    I think Lebron was in the back of D-Rose’s mind last night on those last second shots, especially after he blocked Rose’s layup earlier. Rose stopped doing what he does best, which is get to the rim and draw contact or finish, and settled. Right now, the only person that can do that is Dirk.

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    D-Rose, your getting what D-wade is gettin.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    And I want Boozer screaming less….

  • CBGURU

    Fat Lever your post said it all!!

  • Kid Dynamite

    The chicago bulls are a whiny bunch…. LOL

  • angus

    not too many bad calls in these conference finals, its been exciting to watch now that we dont have onesided officiating going on (like when the lakers are in)and the better teams are definitely winning, see Mr Stern stop rigging it for the lakers and just let the boys play its still great tv!

  • Eddie1

    @angus Hah you simpleton. TV Ratings? Is this what you think it’s all about? The lakers ownership offended the illuminati, that’s why they were knocked out in the second round. nothing about great TV or profits. It all goes beyond that.

  • http://dsjkflf.com Jukai

    I think his ankle is bothering him a bit more than he notes.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    It’s a new league, better or worse. You can’t fight super teams with jump shooting if your other options are Noah and Boozer. Second scorer, or you’re done…unless you have a 7ft fade-away jump shooter. That might do it.

  • add

    that’s the one thing i despise so much about the heat, they always get the call.

  • riggs

    luol deng should be getting more whistles.

  • http://slamonline.com everything

    @Eddie how did the lakers offend the illuminati?

  • slamfan4life

    MIA got all the calls in this series, no one can deny that

    most BS calls ever, but in the league u really gotta lose to win; Rose and Co never have been this far b4 and now that theyve gotten a taste of it….i now theyll want it more than ever

  • spit hot fiyah

    ^just ignore him and maybe he disappears

  • bull22

    you GOT that RIGHT coach TIBBS! admire the BULLS for the fact that the HEAT have gotten to the line 91 times the last three games when MIAMI is doing its share of hacking.. yeah i will give the heat some credit, but also give
    alot of credit to the officials… stand PROUD CHICAGO, no matter the result derrick did not beg these punks to be on this team….

  • bull22

    losing sucks, but our CHICAGO BULLS wont be ranking 15th in attedance next year… BULLS fans are the best and most loyal in the league…. kudos to all BULLS fans who stuck with them thick and thin…

  • bull22

    @everything do you remember that phil jackson said there was a pecking order in the league before the lakers played the mavs in the second round series, that is a good place to starT…

  • baykusreyiz

    don’t cry melissa

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Bulls fans crying about officiating…

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