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Video: Derrick Rose takes the blame for Bulls loss

Jan 30, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT

This is what you have to love about Derrick Rose — he has a fantastic game, becomes the first guy to score 30 points or more on the Heat all season, but he steps up and tries to take on the blame for Bulls loss. Yes, he did miss those late free throws, but those things happen. (Not that LeBron James gets that same level of forgiveness from some.)

The Bulls may be frustrated but this game doesn’t tell us much about the Eastern Conference finals, which will feature these two teams. Well, other than that series is going to be a lot of fun.

  1. iowahbr - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    the problem was the same as last year’s play-offs (not the Rose missed free throws) . At the end of the game the Bulls had nothing but Rose against 5 Miami Heat. Unless things change for the the Bulls it will be the same at the end of this year.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:23 AM

      That’s right. And then, 5 or 6 years from now, when Rose his contract is up and he is tired of carrying his entire franchise, we’ll see just how similar to LeBron he really is. He’ll say all the “right things”, but he’ll bolt for another, better franchise.

      • narrabeen23 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:26 AM

        My money is on Rose not leaving Chicago for a longggg time…like when he’s mid-to-late 30s

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:37 AM

        Easy to stand there and accept blame when nobody is blaming you. Not so easy when EVERYBODY is blaming you. Rose is LBJ, Part 2.

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Difference between Rose and LBJ is that Rose knows how to play the media. Everything he says is right out of the “How To Come Across As A Good Guy” handbook. He’s just as big an AHole as all the rest of them. Just savvier.

    • thatboi901 - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      lol clearly you haven’t met the guy. He’s one of the most approachable stars in sports. He often has to get dragged away by team mates to stop giving fans autographs. And having someone take the SAT for him doesn’t make him an a-hole. An a-hole would of denied it even when caught. Just shows why the college sports system is flawed.

      • blueintown - Jan 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

        Have you met him, thatboi901?

      • icu84bs - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM

        Humble and dishonest (future politician perhaps?) Just kidding. Rose is one of my favorite BB players.

        It does bother me he cheated, That is setting a very poor example. I would like to see him do a little studying and homework, retake the test and earn those SAT marks.

  3. narrabeen23 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Yes, he did miss those late free throws…but Rose’s misses were offset by LeBron missing two free throws on the very next possession.


    • blueintown - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:43 AM

      …and then winning the damn game.

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    All my comments notwithstanding, there is no denying that Rose is a BEAST, and I’m deathly afraid of him at all times he’s on the court.

    • philtration - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM

      No… stick to your stupid comment about Rose being an A-hole.
      Even though there is nothing to back that up it is how you want it to be so continue to act like a bitter loser.

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM

        OK. The second you have someone else take your SAT for you, you’re an AHole. And in Rose’s case, it wasn’t that long ago. But he comes across as humble, so he’s a good guy.

    • birdgang - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM

      Im glad you tried to repair your image after those stupid ass comments you left earlier. You’re part of the vast minority of D.Rose haters. The kid isn’t a saint but I believe the stuff that comes out of his mouth unlike a lot of professional athletes. Not to mention his play on the court is unbelievable. I’m not even a Bulls fan but am a big fan of D.Rose for those reasons.

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:48 AM

        I like Rose. Just want the Heat to get the praise they deserve without the resentment that comes along with it. Rose gets unconditional love and he doesn’t deserve it.

  5. southbeachtalent - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I sense bitterness in here….

    Rose is a class guy. The best PG in the league hands down.

    He did, however, have various chances at winning that game….twice. If it would have been LeBron this story would have had 45 comments by now. And everyone would be saying “told you so”.

  6. gmsingh - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Rose was just taking the high road. You couldn’t expect him to say “Hamilton played like crap, and am I the only guy on the team that can sink two free throws in a row?”

    Best highlight from the game: LeBron rejecting Rose on a drive to the hoop, and Korver grabbing the ball as it came right to him and sinking the three. Does LeBron get an assist on that one?

  7. helinhater - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Ah yes, cheating on the SATs makes you an ahole.

    But doing all of the things LBJ did just makes him misunderstood.

    1972 – First of all, Rose won’t be leaving Chicago for the simple reason that Chicago is not Cleveland, it’s a respectable and history-laden franchise, as well as Rose’s hometown. If you knew anything about Lebron, you’d understand that he didn’t have the affection for Cleveland that everyone pretended he had. He was from Akron and has admitted many times the existence of a feeling of dislike for the city growing up.

    Second, perhaps Rose acts humble because he is humble? Lebron was driving an escalade and calling himself King as a 17 year old. The Humble Train left Akron long ago and Lebron was not on it. This is an absolute fact. You can look no further than his comments concerning becoming a billionaire. Not the GOAT in the NBA. He wants to be a brand. He wants to be a star. Basketball, in his eyes, is simply the way to achieve that status. Conversely, Rose seems genuinely uncomfortable in the spotlight. As though the only thing he strives to be is a quality individual, player, and leader.

    If Rose was LBJ2, he’d have started clamoring after the season for better teammates. He would have pushed for Boozer to be traded or amnestied. He would have resisted the signing of an aging RIp in favor of making a move for someone who could help shoulder the load.

    The reality is – LBJ wants the limelight but not the pressure. Yes, Rose choked last night…and yet what we haven’t seen highlighted is that, once again, Lebron shirked away from the pressure at the end. Rose welcomes the pressure and resists the limelight. And no matter how many times you craft an ignorant comment that carries with it no semblance of proof, you will not appear to any of us PBT readers as an intelligent voice.

    You just sound like an Ahole.

  8. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Did you write Rose’s college papers for him? You’re very good. We’ll see how it plays out.

  9. qdog112 - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Tough loss for the Bulls, keep it in perspective. To be that close without Deng was a feat in itself. No need to panic.

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