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Sixers’ Tony Wroten with the monster rejection against Derrick Rose (VIDEO)

Nov 3, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

It’s not often that Derrick Rose is on the wrong side of these types of highlights, but given the way the Sixers erased the Bulls’ 18-point third quarter lead to come away with their third straight victory to start the season, the guys on the tam who made it happen deserve a little shine.

Rose looked like one of the fastest players in the league in going end to end for the shot attempt, but that’s where his heroics ended on this particular play. Tony Wroten was waiting for him, and timed his jump perfectly to come up with the monster rejection on one of the game’s most explosive players.

  1. casualcommenter - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Terrific block by Wroten, but really, the 76’ers as a whole deserve praise.
    4 out of 5 76’ers players beat Rose to the paint after Rose tried to push the ball after a 76er made basket on the other end.

    That’s why he attempted only a layup, instead of a dunk, and that put Wroten in a position to make his terrific block.

    • casualcommenter - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      P.S. As the author notes, Derrick Rose is one of the fastest players in the NBA.

      However, defense in my opinion is 20% talent but 80% effort.

      Against more talented teams like the Heat, Clippers, Nets, etc. in the regular season, you’d maybe see 1 guy back in the paint after Rose decides to push the ball as those players are slow to get back on defense. Against less-talented but high-effort teams like the 76’ers, you see a wall of defenders already waiting in the paint by the time Rose gets there. That’s why watching young, scrappy teams is sometimes more fun in the regular season than watching great players like LeBron or CP3 – the effort isn’t always there.

  2. eltrilliardo - Nov 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Hacked. No call.

    • belleby123 - Nov 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM

      That was a good block, but the knee D. Rose took to the chest was a dead giveaway. Not only is NBA officiating fixed, it’s just plain stupid. Driving to the hoop and getting hard contact should be called every time. Shane Battier types weaseling their way in front of players and flopping to the floor even when they didn’t get set should never be called as an offensive foul. And the worst, this year, as those absolutely stupid delay of game calls. It’s an embarrassment.

  3. themagicfanguy - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Good, hopefully Philly keeps winning and Orlando keeps losing.

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    If you took away the money, the fame, the lifestyle, the flash; what would you have left? A player who is 15-52 on the season (according to my math that’s 28%)

  5. captainwisdom8888 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Lemme help you out Sixers…

    REMOVE James Anderson from starting lineup….INSERT Tony Wroten.

    There…that’s better.

  6. zebra1020 - Nov 4, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    CW 8888:

    Amen brother! Wroten & Carter-Williams together – with their size, athleticism, and point guard skills – would be a handful for any guard tandem in the league on both ends of the court. They may want Wroten to be a spark of bench, but they need his penetration, ball handling, and defense in the starting lineup.

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