Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  16 responses

LeBron James Hopes Derrick Rose ‘Gets Back to 100 Percent’

LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn’t have to face the Chicago Bulls in these Playoffs, thanks largely to Derrick Rose’s devastating knee injury. LBJ hopes Rose can recover fully. From ESPN: “Get healthy,’ James said after Tuesday afternoon’s practice. James says he hasn’t spoken to Rose since the 23-year-old former MVP had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, but James hopes Rose will be able to return to the court quickly. ‘No, I don’t personally have D-Rose’s number,’ James said, when asked if the pair had spoken. ‘I have never really had an extended conversation with D-Rose. I did say to the media that it sucks that (the injury) happened and I wish him a fast recovery and hope he gets back to 100 percent.’ While James acknowledged he doesn’t have any idea what Rose is going through as far as the knee injury, he did admit that he has always been a fan of Rose’s and wants to see him back on the floor. ‘I don’t know what he’s going through,’ James said. ‘I’ve never had that type of injury, knock on wood, so I can’t imagine what he’s going through. I just hope he comes back 100 percent, 110 percent, because I am a fan of his. I love the way he plays the game of basketball and what he brings to the game.’ That feeling was shared by James’ teammate, and Chicago native Dwyane Wade. He also acknowledged that he hadn’t spoken to Rose yet, but planned to do so over the summer. ‘No, I sent out my best wishes to D-Rose and his family, but I’ve been focused on the playoffs a little bit,’ Wade said. ‘I’m sure I’ll be around Chicago a little bit in the summer and get an opportunity to hopefully talk to him, but I just sent out my wishes when it happened and hopefully all is well with him and his family and he gets back on this basketball court.’”

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  • LA Huey

    “What a jerk.”

  • Pokemon Master Ash Your Mother

    How is he a jerk or caring about rose? you damn fool!

  • http://www.hoopsworld.com/ IamYOU

    I haven’t spoke to drose aswell.. *sigh

  • Mo

    Yeah, Lebron wants Rose to get back to 100% so when he shuts Rose down again, there will be no excuses on how Rose isn’t healthy.

  • jay rose

    I hope he gets 100% again and once he does I wanna the match up

  • jay rose

    *wanna see the match up between him and LBJ

  • Shan

    Both Lebron and Dwade should feel sad about the fact that they did not get an opportunity to go through one of the fierce competitor in the game and his team. Believe me, it would have been such a great series to watch – Heat vs Bulls. What happened is just wrong.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    One thing I hate about the media and commentators is how they act like all the NBA star players are best friends. Just because they share the same court doesn’t mean they’re all buddies after the game.

  • http://slam mr bootleg

    i am derrick rose biggest fan ever i have all his shoes i do hope gets better so he can win next year youngest mvp ever d rose forever

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^ $10 bucks says he got a boner while typing this message.

  • Ldub

    ALL his shoes? doesnt he only have like 3 pair? Made it sound like the dude was MJ or AI! lol …. anyways back to the story… Glad that 2 of the top players in the L can express their desire to see a fellow athlete get back on the grind. Chicago wouldnt be out of the playoffs (IMO) if Rose was healthy. Cant wait til next season to see if Rose is still Rose….2012-2013 cant come fast enough!

  • Gus

    hahaha @ LakeShow, man, i only check SlamOnline for the comments, really

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    LakeShow wins…

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    lmao @ lakeshow

  • Kabraham15

    @jay rose, did you not see the playoffs last year? its not like they havent played each others teams before…

  • http://hdfgd Blaze

    D Rose is the best and we all have to admit it