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Posted on Aug 30
We forget sometimes these days because it’s basically been so long. But there’s nothing like Derrick Rose blowing past a defender and power dunking, like he did early in Saturday’s USA 114-55 victory over Finland to open the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
There’s certainly no one on the USA Basketball team as fast as Rose, and when Rose …
Posted on Aug 22
Derrick Rose Friday provided some answers with a strong, healthy performance in the USA’s 112-86 exhibition game victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden.
USA Basketball’s response ended the questioning as Rose early Saturday morning was named among the 12 USA players for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain beginning Aug. 30.
The 12-player team is Rose, …
Posted on Aug 21
I received this email from a reader, Cameron Watkins, Thursday and it proved I was correct to learn recently how to operate email. Enough with Derrick Rose for a few days; he really is doing well, by the way.
“I’m ignoring all stories Derrick Rose for the time being,” the email read. “So I was looking around on basketball-reference and …
Posted on Aug 20
Get ready for the Derrick Rosa saga these, say, next 275 days.
Rose sat out Wednesday’s USA Basketball 105-62 exhibition game romp over the Dominican Republic to rest soreness in his knees or merely just to rest. It prompted a discussion on the NBA TV broadcast among Marv Albert, Grant Hill and Steve Smith about whether Rose should withdraw from …
Posted on Aug 19
Derrick Rose didn’t practice with USA Basketball Tuesday in their second day at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Relax, he’s fine, but this, obviously, is going to be an ongoing narrative given Rose’s medical history the last two years.
“I feel great actually,” Rose said in an interview with NBA TV, which was televising the practice. “My body …
Posted on Jul 31
It’s just an intrasquad scrimmage Friday—though with some pretty good talent—to conclude the week of camp for the USA Basketball team (8:00 p.m. CT on ESPN). But it’s going to provide a preview of what looks to be some very highly entertaining basketball.
“I think we’re going to swarm and play fast,” said former Bull Kyle Korver, who will be …
Posted on Jul 30
You could almost hear the rippling of applause, like it was a presidential State of the Union address. Except it was Bulls general manager Gar Forman. And if you could get past the part with Forman wearing shorts, it was somewhat presidential.
The state of the Bulls, as Forman told it Wednesday after USA Basketball practice at UNLV, is sound …
Posted on Jul 28
There was much anticipation and a festive atmosphere Monday on the UNLV campus for the opening of USA Basketball training camp for the 2014 Basketball World Cup. It was Derrick Rose’s latest return from multiple knee surgeries, and the reviews were spectacular.
“Better than four years ago,” raved coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“Looked real explosive, I thought he was one of …
Posted on Jul 28
It’s Comeback III for Derrick Rose starting Monday in Las Vegas with the USA Basketball World Cup team training camp. Yes, it’s Roman numerals now because it is that significant.
And it’s also time to begin setting the record straight regarding Rose.
He’s joined an elite group in NBA history, stars who have been demeaned in their own community. For …
Posted on Jul 18
Phil Jackson knows greatness. He’s seen it in Pau Gasol, who helped Jackson’s Lakers win two NBA titles. And when Gasol’s career is finished, presumably after this run with the Bulls, Jackson believes there’ll be a place for Gasol among the immortals of the game.
“He will be a Hall of Fame entry after his career,” Jackson wrote me in …