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Wade says he felt bad for Derrick Rose, wanted to play Bulls

Aug 24, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT

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NBA players — professional athletes in general — do not want to see an opponent go down injured. Especially one of the other team’s best players. There but for the grace of God and all.

So when Dwyane Wade was on Chicago Tribune Live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and was asked about what happened to Derrick Rose, he said he was sympathetic.

“You just feel bad for him,” Wade said of Rose. “We all deal with injuries and every time you deal with an injury, you hope it’s not the big one. You hope it won’t end your season. So to see a guy like D-Rose, who was battling injuries all year, minor injuries, and then it took its toll. And it was sad to see….

“We didn’t want to see it and we want to play the Bulls. We want to play the best teams,” Wade said. “We want him and his family to be fine, so to hear he was in high spirits and doing well, outside looking in, as a fan of the game, I’m excited for him.”

We all wanted to see the Heat and the Bulls… well, not Boston fans, but everyone else. Those were the best teams in the East last season, it seemed destined. Now, who knows if or when we’ll get to see it.

And like Wade, we all want to see Rose back on the court. He makes the game more fun.

  1. cakemixa - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Wade better be worried about my Wizards next year. Wizards will be #1 in the East. BOOK IT.

    • money2long - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:29 AM

      #1 in the east? obamacare didn’t take care of your meds?

      • cakemixa - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:33 AM

        Make sure you come back here and eat your crow when Stern is handing over the Larry O’Brien trophy to my Wizards next June…

      • money2long - Aug 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM

        i think u should start by eating your medicine !

        but hey u know what, it’d be a great story for that team and city. i love john wall’s game and i feel bad that his first yrs in the league he was tasked to lead such a dysfunctional squad. i hope for his sake he experiences success. it’s the only way people respect your game.

      • zeedoubleyou - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

        @cakemixa

        Does PBT need to start drug testing its posters?

  2. edweird0 - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Honestly, I’d much rather it be Boston/Mia ’cause at least they put up a fight. Boston is a way better competitor than CHI that’s fursure.

    • money2long - Aug 24, 2012 at 9:21 AM

      there is waaaay more bad blood between boston and miami and i’m with you bro. much rather see celtics duel with the heat in a conference finals.

      pierce hates lebron.
      rondo hates the refs
      kg hates everyone

      like, the celtics are a gritty bunch and i love watching them play big games. the bulls wouldn’t be so bad, but that’s only because (at full strength) they’re a great team and it’s always good to see the best against the best. but personally, i feel the celitcs present the better story. better tv against the heat. i think it’s because it’s more of a rivalry between the boys in green than the up and coming bulls.

      • borderline1988 - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM

        On the other hand, Celtics vs Bulls would also be pretty good. Remember that 7 game series in 2009? When Rondo and Rose went beserk on each other? The triple overtime game, double overtime game, and the other 2 overtimes? Those huge shots by Ben Gordon and Ray Allen? Legendary!

        Even if that series would turn out to be low-scoring this time around, imagine the bad blood that would develop between the 2 teams.

        The best Eastern 2nd round playoffs scenario would be Miami vs Indiana and Chicago vs Boston, with Miami playing the winner of Chicago and Boston.

  3. jjordannba - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    How good did The Bulls do against the Heat in The ECF again, oh yea lost in 5 games. Go ahead and speak for yourself Kurt, because everybody knows the Celtics-Heat has been the biggest rivalry of the last 2 years, and the Lebron-Celtics rivalry extends years beyond that, since 08′. So I’m pretty sure fans didn’t mind the Celtics-Heat ECF last year, well not the Bulls fans, but everyone else.

  4. cantonbound13 - Aug 24, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    Wade has turned out to be one of the most annoying people in the NBA. Just shut up & play. If he’s not whining he’s making stupid comments.

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Aug 24, 2012 at 7:11 AM

      boo hoo

    • guyaneserj - Aug 24, 2012 at 7:15 AM

      How is that a stupid comment? I understand [well, actually I don't.. but hey].. ur dislike for ANYTHING Miami based,but pray tell.. what was so dumb about those comments?

      • cantonbound13 - Aug 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM

        Pray tell???? How can I respond to someone that uses the phrase pray tell?

      • guyaneserj - Aug 24, 2012 at 8:32 AM

        I see English is lost on you then? Makes sense now…

  5. dls612 - Aug 24, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Cute! Miami #1 vs wizards #8 first round! We’ll give them one game as a consolation prize! Thats as good as its gonna get! But I do commend you on your passion for your beloved wizards.

    • dls612 - Aug 24, 2012 at 6:50 AM

      In reference to cakemixa!

  6. patfic15 - Aug 24, 2012 at 7:19 AM

    Wanna play the “good” teams? Yeah, that mediocre Celtics team took you to 7. Chicago would’ve beaten you in 6.

    • zeedoubleyou - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      Rose plays crap defense, Noah has absolutely no offensive moves, Boozer is better at painting on hair than anything he does on the court and makes Rose look like a competent defender by comparison.

      Chicago isn’t even in the same league as Miami. They won a single ECF game at home behind an amazing crowd that was amped for game 1 while Miami was still gelling as a team.

      Not to mention that this was all before LeBron “figured it out” and stopped shooting jumpers and added ‘best PF in the NBA’ to his resume.

      • solomon151 - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM

        Not in the same league?? Up until they won their championship, we was. No way should they have lost to the heat that year. We was the better team.

      • zeedoubleyou - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:26 PM

        Not even close, Solomon.

        Depth is great for winning a bunch of regular season games, but superstars win playoff series not benches.

  7. nycalldayz - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Bulls would of lost in 5 or 6 just as they did in 2011. I just the Celtics match up better against Miami. I consider the Heat/Celtics an actually authentic rivalry where as the Bulls/Heat is manufactured and made up. Media personnel like Kurt Helin need to be honest with themselves, because the Heat are a better team than the Bulls.

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