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The Hype: One fan suing Derrick Rose for not playing. Also, one fan needs a life.

Apr 19, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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There is a fan in Chicago suing Derrick Rose for not playing this season because he claims that Rose’s absence caused him to go into depression and gain weight. Michelle Beadle and Chris Mannix of NBC’s show The Crossover think what you and I did — are you kidding me? Bulls fans have a right to be frustrated but this is one thing you can’t blame on Rose.

As Michelle notes, if Rose isn’t playing shouldn’t you be watching less Bulls and getting off the couch more?

  1. blueballz77 - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Wow you fat lazy mfer how about using some of that creativity and get a job instead of frivolous lawsuits and expecting hand outs

  2. 4thquartermagic - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM


  3. monkeyhateclean - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    If anyone deserves to sue, its any company that gave this loser money to endorse their crappy products. That said, anyone with basketball knowledge sees that he was and will always be a loser, so its not his fault for taking money he knew he’d never be worth. Candy from babies, Rose!

    • jhuck92 - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      I forgot being the youngest-ever MVP didn’t mean anything. My mistake.

  4. louiespoon - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    That is a sad show of a fan, suing because of an injury. Somebody take his Bulls card….

  5. lakerluver - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    I didn’t know paulhargis53 lived in Chicago!

  6. stinkfingers - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Any reputable lawyer would have laughed this joker right out of his office. The problem is, he found one scumbag that believes he has a case.

    • LilTmac2003 - Apr 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

      You’re so right.

      This is why countries around the world laugh at our legal system.

    • itsonlyaspeedbump - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      Tsh, the scumbag lawyer doesn’t believe he has a case, the scumbag lawyer believes he found another sucker to pay the car note on his Caddy smh

  7. bifford - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    I hope this guy gets diabetes and loses his foot for this crap.

  8. deavn - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Man, people will do anything for money. Sad really.

  9. nobandwagonridersallowed - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Yep… I’ve seen it all. And this ladies & Gentleman, is the definition of a LOSER

  10. kmeansit - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Reblogged this on This is a Daily Operation and commented:
    Only one judge we can trust to handle this: Judge Mathis.

  11. thenew013 - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    man i am a jaguars and cavaliers fan. you dont know crap about depression.

    • bigkurt6 - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:49 PM

      Nobody knows misery more than a Cubs fan. Should I sue?

  12. aiotbbb - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    This is just beyond ridiculous.

    Oh and Mr Helin, try writing headlines that don’t make you sound like a teenage girl.

  13. asublimeday - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    If anyone deserves to sue, its any company that gave this loser money to endorse their crappy products. That said, anyone with basketball knowledge sees that he was and will always be a loser, so its not his fault for taking money he knew he’d never be worth. Candy from babies, Rose!

    Thanks for the laugh.

    Also, I think you have a calling for wrestling sharks. So you should definitely try that.

    • gmsingh - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      Isn’t shark wrestling going to replace that high dive show on TV?

  14. bdaley427 - Apr 20, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Right city, wrong team. Try bleeding Cubbie blue for 43 years. Derrick Rose is an extremely talented athlete who will re-emerge from his injury and reclaim his role as the de facto leader of the Bulls and lead them to greatness.

    Hey lawsuit Bozo, your 15 minutes of infamy are up.

  15. haterhurter937 - Apr 20, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Rose is a mental midget who should be playing

  16. raysfan1 - Apr 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    I presume the plaintiff’s lawyer was hoping for some free publicity–done–and maybe a quick settlement. He gets paid on a contingency basis, so he has to collect to make money. Meanwhile, the Bulls’/Rose’s lawyers should absolutely refuse to settle. I expect they will move to have the case thrown out as frivolous (which I think this is), and failing that push for a trial. Hopefully the judge also requires the plaintiff to then pay the defense’s legal fees.

    Regardless of anyone’s opinion of whether Rose should have played this year, admitting any sort of liability by a player toward a fan simply over whether he plays or not would set a dangerous precedent.

  17. gmsingh - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    That particular lawsuit sounds stupid, but season ticket holders getting a class action lawsuit together would probably score big. Rose is the franchise and there is simply no valid reason for him not playing this season.

    • Kurt Helin - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      He had ACL surgery. That is valid reason not to come back all season. Yes, he was medically cleared but if he didn’t feel ready he was under no obligation to anyone to return.

      • gmsingh - Apr 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM

        Really? Adrian Peterson, Ricky Rubio, Rajon Rondo–how many of these guys will/have sit out a year? And we heard all this stuff from you guys about how much of a competitor D. Rose is how does that translate to “he’s not ready mentally to come back yet”? Honestly, Kurt, you can’t possibly believe that. Unless my suspicion is true and you really are a shill for the NBA, because I think you’re too intelligent to really believe a line of bs like that. “D. Rose, the super tough competitor, who mentally isn’t ready to come back to competition after being medically cleared two months ago.” That sounds even remotely credible to you? BS.

      • Kurt Helin - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        I think Rose is a competitor who feels he has to be his old self or close to it, he doesn’t want to come back and go through what Ricky Rubio did for two months. He feels if he can’t be close to his old self he has to wait until he is. And that’s his call. The Bulls could complain but they are not, only fans.

      • gmsingh - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        You might want to dive into the music vaults and listen to Public Enemy’s “Don’t Believe the Hype”. Also, I’m not sure how someone who has a $90 million contract gets to decide whether he can play or not. Do you have proof of that?

  18. dysraw1 - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    this society gets me depressed,what kind person thinks like this.the main problem is that there are to many like this guy. its greed that’s killing us all.

  19. 00maltliquor - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Just when you think you’ve heard it all……..

  20. yuwannano - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Humph! I would expect this type of behavior from your average Miami Heat fan, not a true Bulls fan.

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