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

by March 20, 2012
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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.’”