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In a press conference this afternoon, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose twice told reporters that anyone who doubts his basketball ability should kill themselves. Per Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Chris Hine:


Rose, said “kill yourself” again later in the press conference, which ESPN’s Malika Andrews recorded.

“Like I said, for everybody that thinks I’m not gonna play the same way, kill yourself, because I believe in myself,” Rose, who has averaged 18.9/4.8/2.8 this season, says near the end of the clip.

It takes a lot of self-absorption to answer a question about what a former coach meant to you by wishing death upon your doubters, but Rose has plenty of that.


Update (3:30 p.m. ET):

Reporter at Deadspin.

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