Ball-hog Rose fined $25K for whining

Monday night’s game against the Knicks showed us that it’s Derrick Rose or bust for the Chicago Bulls. Rose scored 32 points on 12 of 29 shooting to lead the Bulls to a 5 point win over the slumping Knicks.

After the game, Rose felt that the referees weren’t giving him enough calls to send him to the stripe, and he displayed that when talking to the press. In a post-game interview, Rose said: ” I’ve gotta be the only superstar in the league that’s going through what I’m going through right now, but I can’t say too much about it (” For proclaiming his anger towards the refs, the reigning MVP was fined $25K by the league. This is Rose’s first fine since coming into the league in 2008.

[Related: Derrick Rose fined for criticizing officiating]

Rose did just enough in this game to push the Bulls past the Knicks. Before this loss, they had a streak of 5 losses in a row.

Here is what I don’t like about Derrick Rose: He is a shoot-first PG. That is enough for me to say I like Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul’s game better, regardless of how little they score. Rajon and Chris both can definitely score the basketball, but their passing ability is extremely coveted in this league.

I mean, the Bulls do great with Rose, but could you imagine if Rose learned to pass the ball more? Granted, he doesn’t have Blake Griffin or 3 future HOF’s on his team, but he’s got players like Noah, Boozer, Korver, and Deng who can score the ball if given a good look. If you’ve ever watched D-Rose play, his gameplan is to attack the basket. However, the difference between him and Rondo is: Rondo will pass the ball off to an open player off the penetration, while Rose just takes the layup and expects a foul to be called.

Also, if you watch closely, you’ll notice that Rose is initiating the contact with the defensive player (most of the time), which should be called a charge as opposed to a blocking foul.

I’m not trying to rant and “hate” on the MVP here, but if he can find a way to make plays for his team, THEN they have a good shot at beating Miami.


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Posted on March 14, 2012, in Pro Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. He should have a sit down with Monta Ellis, both those two can cry themselves a river on no calls…

  2. Great post bud! I like the Miami Heat to come out of the East as much as it kills me to say that. Chicago does not have enough star power to handle the Heat in a 7 game series. D Rose to me is a really good if not the best point guard in the league, Before Rose Chicago was an afterthought looking to find rejuvenation to the franchise. I would take Rose over Rondo Rose gives you more points, good defense, he is not too much of a ball hog averaging 8 assist per game, he turns the ball over less than Rondo, better FT% and better outside shooter, I also would take him over CP3, he is still only in his 3rd year sheeeesh he is going to be a stud,

  3. You are picturing Rose as a villain. I am a huge Bulls fan, and watch pretty much every game, this guy is one of the mos humble players in the NBA, he has a team first attitude, and takes every loss to his heart.

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