Derrick Rose: ‘I’m Never Leaving Chicago’

by July 22, 2010

Chi-town native Rose has an encouraging message for the Bulls and their fans. Via ESPN: “As Cleveland Cavaliers fans continue to deal with the fallout from losing their hometown hero LeBron James, Bulls fans will be happy to know the mind set of Chicago native Derrick Rose on his future. ‘I’m never [leaving],’ he said, before punctuating that statement a few seconds later. ‘Never.’ The Bulls’ 21-year-old All-Star made that clear during a conversation with me on Wednesday afternoon before Day 2 of Team USA’s training camp. The South Side native doesn’t want to ever play anywhere besides Chicago. After all the free-agent ups and downs Bulls fans have endured over the last couple of months, that declaration may be the best thing they’ve heard all summer.”