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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 12:55 pm  |  59 responses

Derrick Rose Thinks He’s Viewed as a Little Kid … or a Demigod


Derrick Rose went public a little while ago with his complains about the refs, for which he was docked $25k. Yesterday, Rose awkwardly and hilariously tried to explain how he thinks the public perceives him. Per ESPN: “Rose tried to have a sense of humor about the fine. ‘Losing 25K hurts,’ Rose said. ‘I don’t care who you are, it hurts. I was just frustrated at the time and I couldn’t stop myself, I couldn’t hold myself back from saying what I said.’ Rose said he is trying to develop more of a line of communication with officials. ‘I think I am,’ he said. ‘Where (I’m) talking to the officials a little bit more. It’s not going to stop the way that I play. Where I’m going to continue to attack, play hard, and, hopefully, I get the calls.’ The soft-spoken superstar acknowledged that some fans still haven’t gotten used to him speaking his mind on and off the floor. ‘They still look at me as a little kid,’ he said with a laugh. ‘A little kid or … I don’t know how you would say it, like a demigod or something like that, where I can’t say anything, man. For me to say something (about the officials), you know that I had to be thinking it. It’s been four years; I was just frustrated at the time. They said they would look at it and (I’ll) just try to move on from there.’”

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    uh oh, cue the misunderstanding and ignorance.

  • jayrose

    your not a demigod….YOUR A BEAST!! MVP!!!!

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    He can be both.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Makes perfect sense. Superstars who get the calls are treated like Gods, and he’s treated like a demigod. I think?

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Persius turned out to be ok?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    A demigod is the offspring of a god and a human. A demigod can also be someone whose powers approach god-like levels. So yeah, DRose is right. He is a demigod.
    Did I really just type that?

  • c.a.

    Rose——–>Demigod
    Lebron——> DemiMoore

  • Duh

    Well, he certainly plays better than most humans. The argument is there.

  • AQWORD

    Damn. Quit your b!chin D. Or youl get the Kobe treatment.its only a matter of time now.

  • http://www.twitter.com DFrance21

    Oh so he’s a God amongst peasants now. Humble my azz!

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

    @nbk, by ignorance, you meant iamorange4ever right?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    nah, well maybe, i’m talkin about people who are going to inevitably take this out of context and hate on Rose about it.

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

    a lot of anthropomorphist on here i see

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Drose really loves the word ‘where’. Where, he starts most of his sentences with where.

  • Kadavour

    word

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    ^Ha! Reminds me of Jordan.
    He always started his statements with the word “well”.
    Anyways, Rose is starting to let things go to his head.
    Starting to believe the hype.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Complaining about not getting calls to the media will lead to even more of the same. Do like Wade/Kobe and complain to the zebras on the court, in the middle of a freaking play.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I sure have noticed slic ric has a thing for me today… what a douchebag.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    And, if he were being treated like this “demigod”, then, would not Rose get all the calls?
    Even in games that he isn’t playing in?
    Does Rose know what a demigod is?

  • smoove

    him and dwade want calls if you run past them too close..especially wade

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

    ^probably not

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    when he said Demigod he was talking about the fans, not the refs. Come on Philo.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Wow Slam crooked journalism much? It says fans view him as a little kid or demi-god. Demi gods always did the bidding of their mythological parents.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    rose complains to the refs on the court everytime he feels he was fouled

  • http://bulls.com airs
  • fdred

    Here is what Rose meant

    They treat him like a kid, like he’s not supposed to speak and be all meek and quiet. Or they treat him like he’s supposed to be above complaining.

    …I think. The real answer is, I dont think DRose is sure what a Demigod is.

  • riggs

    “The soft-spoken superstar acknowledged that some fans still haven’t gotten used to him speaking his mind on and off the floor.” <—– the part MOST of yall skipped reading.

  • bike

    Maybe Rose meant Hemi-god; half god, half little kid. At any rate, let’s sign the boy up for some public speaking/communication classes this offseason, shall we?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Rose is the BEST player in this elite league right now, so, F&%K the refs.

  • AQWORD

    He defo meant Femi-Dom !

  • http://cechicagorilla@aol.com yada

    love this dude! when he speaks u know its coming from the heart. its not politically correct but not a jerk. its just a certain genuine attribute.

  • AQWORD

    Any more of Rose speaking his mind about refs not giving him calls & hel be for ever imortalised as FEMI GOD.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    ^ Was that really Soop?
    Also, SLAM, the headline is misleading. Intentional?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    No that wasn’t me.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    Guess March Madness applies to the NBA too! WTF are you talking about D-Rose? And who taught you that word?

  • R. Deahn

    The term demigod (or demi-god), meaning “half-god”, is commonly used to describe mythological figures whose one parent was a god and whose other parent was human;[1] as such, demigods are human-god hybrids. In some mythologies it also describes humans who became gods, or simply extremely powerful figures whose powers approach those of the gods even though they are not gods themselves

  • LA Huey

    NBA All-Stars are demigods. That’s fact, not opinion. Rose not acknowledging this demigod status would be the same as not recognizing the fact he’s an NBA All-Star.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Crap, reading is not the forte’ of many people here huh?

  • http://averysmith.org Avery Smith

    No no no. I think he’s mincing his SAT words again. I think he means, Demagogue, as in someone who speaks for the common people. Demigod makes no sense in this context. Right?

  • http://www.nyill.wordpress.com O

    Rose is that nucca and if cats like Wade get bullsh*t calls everytime someone brushes him and he screams “EEEEEEYYY!” Then Rose should be getting those calls too. Rose never screams like that tho. Wade got the refs brainwashed with his screams. Boy who cried wolf type ish…

  • robb

    I can’t say anything either, I’m a demigod too!

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Wow Slam changed the title, well done Slam I respect that.

  • SikhWitIt

    Co-sign c.a.! Hahahahahahahahahahha

  • ClydeSays

    He’ll be getting those Perseus/Kobe type calls as soon as he gets back. The League had to slap his wrist & now he’s good for the phantom Wade type calls…

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    nbk:
    Was responding to YKnot @1:10p.m.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Oh your last little question confused me.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Ahhhh, I get it now… DRose been watching Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thieves.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Hahaha lol

  • wtf

    i know, thats crazy right. he obviously is saying that they think he is either a demigod (as in he has the godlike ability so that refs just expect him to finish anyway)..Or like a kid (as in they str8 dont give him his share of respect) That makes perfect sense and i would agree with him

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    cosign fdred. He got it. Oh and cosign JTaylor as well, u gotta get on their ass during the game, slammin them in the media will just lose u paper.

  • IamYou

    He is the bastard son of Zues!!!

  • Gregor

    shuld cum 2 LA LAKERS!

  • Mike Mihalow

    I’m really starting to dislike Rose. I thought he was different.

  • Mike From Spain

    I don’t find anything Rose said here outrageous. He’s just saying that’s how it seems some people view him.

  • D

    Well, he did preface it by saying that he’s not sure how to say it. Like a kid meaning that usually, children are not supposed to challenge authority (in this case being the refs) and he usually does not so they see him like a little kid.

    The demigod thing i think he means that the fans look up to him and the media creates the pricture of him as the “perfect” athlete so doing something like that and getting fined is strange for some fans.

  • Bobbito

    Not a demigod and not a child. I just see him as someone who is very reserved, a little too reserved actually.

  • http://twitter.com/twelveinchfinch Creflow Dollars

    Between the fact that he needed someone to take the SATs for him, the knife on the bed incident, and now these comments I think we have enough evidence to assume that he will not be applying for MEMSA in the near future. Doesn’t he still live with his mother? I bet mom dukes pays his bills and all that

  • http://twitter.com/twelveinchfinch Creflow Dollars

    or, MENSA, for that matter

  • http://slam chris

    Derrick Rose ought to grow up. The Bulls are fine without him

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