He was Chicago’s No. 1 overall pick during the 2008 NBA draft and it seemed to be perfect for him. After all Chicago is his hometown, right? Now, Derrick Rose is reportedly getting slammed by Chicago Bulls fans after his comments about his new team and their fans.
Rose was MVP in the NBA 2010-2011 season and was in the All-Star three times during his stint with the Chicago Bulls. Sadly, major injuries to his knee often kept him off the hard court recently. That led to his transfer to the New York Knicks in a five-player trade in early summer of this year. It seems that the swap is working well for the 27-year-old point guard, if we are to believe what he told Jared Zwerling of NBPA. Rose supposedly feels a lot more love in New York.
“I was feeling a lot of love, you feel that a little bit in Chicago, but it’s not on that level of New York” Derrick Rose on fan support
— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) September 20, 2016
This comment about New Yorkers supposedly loving him more is apparently making some Chicago Bulls fans unhappy. In the Bleacher Report website, one fan is saying that although he is all love for Rose, he thinks such a comment wasn’t cool. “It seems like he does not remember how he felt very pleased when the Bulls got lucky enough to have the first pick or how they gave him all the love in his finest seasons,” he said.
A few others are asking how he can say that about his hometown. One other comment states: “NY fans are in for a disappointment. They are expecting an MVP Rose and that is not going to happen.” Even somebody who claims to be not a Bulls fan is saying that Rose is absolutely wrong and that he got more support from Chicago than he really ever deserved.
@RTNBA wait til he gets injured and lets see if these Knicks fans will still love him
— twan (@antoniovlllano) September 20, 2016
Derrick Rose slammed by Chicago Bulls fans? Well, probably because they felt like his comments were unfair. Rose, on the other hand, has yet to prove himself worthy of the love that he supposedly feels in New York.