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Players around the league react to Derrick Rose’s injury

Nov 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose waits for the start of a media interview at the start of the team's training camp at the Berto Arena in Chicago, Illinois Reuters

When Derrick Rose went down with an injury to his non-surgically repaired knee on Friday night in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers, it sent shockwaves throughout the NBA. It’s not hyperbolic to say this could end up being one of the most important injuries in the history of the league, and the gravity of the situation was not lost on players around the league.

While the NBA is chock full of some of the most competitive people on the planet, it’s also a very tight-knit fraternity. These are players that have experienced injuries, maybe avoided severe ones, and these guys know just how quickly everything can be taken one with one wrong step.

Here were some of the reactions from current and former players around the league:

  1. stadix093 - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    No matter what team you like, I think every person wants this to be a minor injury. He seems like such a nice guy and he’s so much fun to watch. The league is just better with him playing. Let’s all hope for the best.

    • southbeachtalent - Nov 24, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      was kinda looking forward to seeing him gradually come back, man this is crushing. As a bulls hater I respect him greatly, fun to watch (despite his slow start).

  2. bleedburgandyandgold - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Man what a bummer! I’m not a bulls fan but I really enjoy watching this young man play hope it’s not serious

  3. jhuck92 - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    I miss NBA action for one night, and 3 (potentially) significant injuries happen to Marc Gasol, Iggy, and Rose. I hope it’s nothing serious for any of them. They’re all stand-up guys.

  4. losanginsight - Nov 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    D rose should have came back in the playoffs last season when he was cleared by the team. Karma. See you in 2015.

  5. doc305 - Nov 23, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    This sux, Hopefully it’s not too serious! The league is a better place when this guy is on the floor.

  6. asublimeday - Nov 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Of course no heat players. Classless.

  7. chiadam - Nov 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    If there was any chance that it was not his ACL, the Bulls would have said so. They know what it is. If the trainer / doctor can move your knee all over the place, you tore your ACL.

  8. stoutfiles - Nov 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    “Hope D.Rose will be ok #prayforhim”

    Haha what? Rose is worth millions, and hurt his leg, and we all should pray for him? There are people in the world that have real problems. If Rose never played another game he’s still set for life.

  9. weaselpuppy - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    History of the league? Hyperbole much? Rose isn’t even a top 100 player all time. Probably not even 150.

  10. beach305 - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    While a feel bad for Rose, I can’t say the same thing about bulls fans. I’ve read many posting on here over the last three years of people warming Lebron, to blow out his knee. All I an say is karma!

    • beach305 - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM


  11. fnc111 - Nov 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM


    Those aren’t bulls fans. Naive much?

  12. muskyhunter2542 - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    This is karma for Chicago sports fans. Knock out Aaron Rodgers, and Rose goes down.
    I know that it’s a different sport. But its karma for the Chicago sports fan.

    • belleby123 - Nov 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      I can’t wait to hear your theory on why Jay Cutler is hurt–the Obamacare website, maybe?

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