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Derrick Rose: Thanks for all that added pressure Mr. Jordan

Mar 14, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

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Michael Jordan was throwing all sorts of bouquets at Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls over the weekend. Jordan said Rose was his MVP. Or when Jordan said this at the United Center over the weekend.

“You guys are in store for a lot of other championships… don’t be surprised if you have six more coming.”

How did Rose take that, according to ESPNChicago?

“That’s a lot of pressure,” Rose said with a smile after the Bulls wrapped up practice Monday afternoon. “A lot of pressure, I don’t know why he did it. We’re still trying to become a 48-minute team and that’s the only thing we’re worried about right now. That, and Washington [on Tuesday], and that’s the only thing that we can do [and] worry about. And that’s the only thing we’re looking forward to right now.”

You’d almost think the ultra competitive Jordan was trying to get in the heads of the guys following in his footsteps in Chicago. Lobbing some grenades at them disguised as bouquets. Try to intimidate them a little.

Nah, Jordan would never do that. He’s moved beyond all that. Right?

These Bulls are very good and poised to get better, they may well get a title or titles. But will one group ever really dominate a decade like Jordan’s Bulls did? (I don’t look at the Lakers of the last 10 years the same way.)

  1. ahemahem - Mar 14, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    This wouldn’t be the Mr. Jordan who saw a winner in Kwame Brown, would it?

  2. dirksimmons - Mar 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Helin….Get a life. I’ve never seen someone make a living off ripping the Bulls. Except maybe for Steve Rosenbloom.

  3. jaypace - Mar 14, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Man’s game d rose man up and stop with all the pressure talk

  4. helinhater - Mar 15, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    It couldn’t be that a man nearing 50 might possibly have a small soft spot in his heart for a fan base and thought he should say something nice while making an appearance commemorating a 20th anniversary.

    No way could nostalgia wash over him.

    Helin – The thing that drives me nuts about you is I come across as hating you because you hate on the Bulls…but in reality I just think you’re a mediocre writer doing something plenty of others would happily do…and do better…without letting their childish, deep-rooted hatred of a professional team affect their ability to operate as a true journalist.

    So what’s your gripe?

    Are you a Sonics fan? Jazz fan? Lakers fan? Cavs fan? Knicks? Which one?

    Because if I didn’t know better, I’d say the Bulls tortured your favorite team as a youth or Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen raped you on an overnight camping trip.

    It’s one or the other. No other explanation is reasonable.

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