Derrick Rose. The pride and joy of Chicago basketball. After being born and raised in the Windy City, he returned from playing his college ball in Memphis to bring the Bulls back to the promised land.
Leading the Bulls back to being real contenders out of the East and even winning the MVP over LeBron James made DRose the most beloved Chicago player since Michael Jordan. Then, after countless injuries, it seemed like the Bulls organization had flipped on him and a trade seemed inevitable. A documentary by Stadium captured the very moment it happened. Watch:
Seeing a reaction that raw and emotional made my heart sink to my stomach. I felt like I had just gotten traded to the Knicks.
All they got out of it was Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant. Really rubbing salt in the wound there. The Bulls deserve everything that has happened to them since they traded away DRose. Can’t keep a coach, one .500 season and one playoff appearance where they got bounced first round.
Shouldn’t have done DRose like that.