Derrick Rose Expects Boos in Return to Chicago

by November 03, 2016

Derrick Rose knows there will be a few boo birds in the United Center crowd when he makes his return this Friday as a member of the New York Knicks, but he’s ready for it.

Rose was traded this summer after seven seasons, but says there are no hard feelings between him and the Chicago Bulls’ front-office.

The 28-year-old Windy City native was drafted first overall by the Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft, won Rookie of the Year and nabbed the MVP award in 2011.


“That would be a dream, but I know I’m going to get some boos here and there,” Rose said Wednesday night. “It’s all a part of the game, all a part of the sport. It’s not going to affect the way that I play and how bad I want to win that game.”


Rose, a native of the South Side of Chicago, said he has no ill feelings toward the organization as he prepares to head home.


“There’s no bad blood there at all,” Rose said. “I totally understand the business of this game, and yeah, there’s no bad blood. I never felt that way about getting traded or me coming to this team. I always took it as a blessing that I had the opportunity to come in this market, this franchise, and to be able to create a culture here.”

Derrick Rose Says ‘No Bad Blood’ Ahead of Showdown With Bulls