Joakim Noah Tells Everyone to ‘Chill the F*ck Out’ About Derrick Rose

by November 14, 2014

Chicago Bulls superstar guard Derrick Rose scored 20 points but went down again Thursday night, leaving the Bulls’ 100-93 road win in Toronto with a left hamstring injury.

Rose says it’s not serious, but the world continues to freak out about his health.

Teammate Joakim Noah — who, of course, is the best — wants the hoops community to just take a chill pill.

Per the Chicago Tribune:

“As a teammate, it’s frustrating because I feel like he’s sometimes portrayed as something that he’s not,” Noah said. “You don’t come back from the injuries he has come back from without unbelievable commitment.


“It’s disappointing because I know how much he cares about this game. I see it every day. We’re really in this together. This is not a one-man team. But at the end of the day, we need him. I don’t want to see him down.


“I know sometimes it’s frustrating. You have injuries. You have tweaks. Every time something happens to him, people act like it’s the end of the world. That’s (bleeping) so lame to me. Like, relax. Like, OK, he’s coming back from two crazy surgeries. Obviously, we’re being conservative with him and when things aren’t going right, he has to listen to his body more than anybody. So everybody needs to chill the (bleep) out. […] I’m sorry for cursing. But I’m really passionate about this. I don’t like to see him down. He doesn’t say that he’s down. But I don’t like it when people portray him and judge him because it’s not fair to him. It’s not.”