Derrick Rose: ‘If it’s my Mom on the court, she’s going to get killed’
Derrick Rose is pumped, raring to go, ready to get back to doing what he does best: Attack opponents on the court, break them down and ultimately destroy them with his dynamic basketball skills.
As the Chicago Bulls point guard readies himself to make his long-awaited comeback following a grueling rehabilitation after knee surgery in May of 2012 to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, Rose expressed just how hungry, serious and focused he is to pick up where he left off.
And to put Rose’s hunger for hardcore hardcourt play in its proper perspective, he provided a quote that surely will make his mother a bit angry, or at least give her some trepidation about playing some one-on-one with her son. Not that she would play her son in one-on-one, but even if she had an inkling to do so, she best reconsider, because Rose would come at her hard, apparently.
Saying that he has experienced no issues with his knee, only fatigue, Rose said he intends to “go at” any opponent that stands in his way, even his mother.
“I’m a guy where whoever is on the court, I’m going to go at them,” Rose is quoted as saying in a Chicago Tribune article. “If it’s my teammates … it could be my mom on the court. She’s going to get killed. I couldn’t care less. For me, I’m just trying to build that mentality that I don’t care who is out there. I’m going to play the same way.”
Jeez Louise, man. That’s no way to talk about your mother, man.
And yet, Rose has done nothing but express profound admiration and love for Brenda, his mother. In fact, a soon-to-be released adidas shoe is named after her, the D Rose 4, “Brenda.”
“My mom means the world to me,” Rose said in regard to naming the shoe after his mother. “She is my motivation to work as hard as I do which is why I love wearing this color of my shoe for her.”
That was a little over a week ago. Apparently, Rose’s return to the court for training camp has stirred an intense, matricidal feeling inside of him. At least as far as playing his mom in a hypothetical basketball game. Obviously.
[H/T Ball Don’t Lie]