Derrick Rose May Play Overseas

by September 28, 2011

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Don’t worry, Chicago Bulls fans. Derrick Rose is only thinking of temporarily making the move to a yet-to-be-determined overseas location.

Like everything else these days, you can blame it on the NBA lockout.

Rose, back in his old neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side at an event to announce the renovation of a park, doesn’t understand why owners and players can’t seem to agree on happily sharing in the League’s massive revenues.

From the Daily Herald:

Rose said he’d consider playing overseas if the entire NBA season is canceled, but he made it clear that option is a long way from coming true. He has no offer, team or country in mind. He recently returned from taking his mother, Brenda, on a trip to Bora Bora, which has no professional basketball. “I don’t have a job right now. I haven’t felt this way since high school,” Rose said with a laugh. “But I’m thinking positive. It’s all positive. I’m hoping that the season starts, no matter when, and hopefully I don’t have to go overseas.”

Standing before a crowd of smiling kids, on top of a newly resurfaced basketball court in his old South Side neighborhood, Bulls guard Derrick Rose put the NBA’s labor issues into perspective. “To me, the lockout is unnecessary,” Rose told the crowd at Murray Playground Park in Englewood. “There’s no reason billionaires and millionaires should be arguing about money.”

Derrick Rose is not the type to say too much publicly, but when he does open his mouth, the Bulls’ point guard has a tendency to make a lot of sense.