Watching LeBron James suplex the Bulls last night felt like bumping into an old friend. He does this at least once every postseason, but the first big LeBron Game of the summer is always a pleasant reminder of just what the greatest player in the world is really capable of. Hey guys, LeBron is here, and he’s gonna win… »
I mean, it’s almost enough to start buying that this won’t end in the same old Bulls calamity. Derrick Rose banked in a three at the buzzer, and the Bulls are up 2-1 against the Cavs.
Tom Thibodeau is one of the best coaches in the NBA. This much is unarguable. He spent a decade as an assistant running some of the league’s best defenses, and his strong side overload scheme has been aped and stolen by every other team. And throughout the numerous injuries to Derrick Rose and other top players, the… »
Look, man, nobody here wants to jinx Derrick Rose, but we’re three playoff games into his return from his latest knee injury, and he looks [lowers voice to a cautious whisper] pretty damn good.
Derrick Rose’s ex-girlfriend Mieka Reese—who he dated for a number of years and gave birth to their son Derrick Jr. in 2012—posted the following on Instagram, along with the simple caption “W E D N E S D A Y”: »
Remember that incredibly sad Derrick Rose shrine we told you about yesterday? Well, the only thing sadder than a shrine to a still living basketball player under an underpass is a vandalized shrine to a still living basketball player under an underpass. David Beltran and Brendan Carroll—the two artists who created… »
It's a common human response to erect shrines and murals in public spaces commemorating fallen heroes. One Chicago artist felt particularly moved by Derrick Rose's umpteenth injury to create one in his memory, replete with the point guard's visage wearing a crown of thorns, crutches and knee pads laid about to signify… »
Oooh, that is a slick little move, there. The ball-fake to freeze Timofey Mozgov, the little half-Eurostep toward the middle of the lane, the midair adjustment as Mozgov recovers to contest. And then, what in the damn hell. Did the Earth shift 18 inches off its normal orbital path while Rose was in midair? »
We insist this is not a repeat: Derrick Rose left tonight's game against the Cavaliers after suffering an injury on the court. »
Derrick Rose played in a preseason game against the Cavaliers last night, and he looked decidedly not-dead, which is encouraging. What is not encouraging is how his teammates reacted when Rose hit the ground at the end of the first half and spent an extra beat or two on the floor. »