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Derrick Rose riding a bike around D.C.

Apr 25, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

The Bulls are in D.C. preparing for their game against the Wizards tonight, and every Chicago player is preparing in his own way.

Joakim Noah is feuding with Wizards security. Taj Gibson is revealing state secrets. And Derrick Rose is using a bike-share service (hat tip: Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog):

Before this becomes a thing – am I too late? – there’s a huge difference between a leisurely bike ride around the national monuments and playing in an NBA playoff game.

We already knew Rose is re-gaining physical ability, but there’s no reason to believe he’ll play again this season.

  1. chiadam - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Didn’t he used to play basketball?

    • southbeachtalent - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      I think so?

    • cruzan80 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      Lol…good one sir.

    • zacksdad - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

      Now he makes almost 18 million a year to ride loaner bikes.

  2. kb2408 - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Hope he’s wearing a helmit! “EASY”, D. Rose…the NBA, the Bulls and basketball fans need you to be 100% next season.

  3. shuttaman1990 - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Kobe the shooting gawd would have been playing if his team was in the playoffs right now.

    Derrick Rose, well he’s a fraud.

    Lakers all day.

  4. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Get on the court already you big baby!

  5. antistratfordian - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Remember when Jay Cutler was spotted out shopping and walking up and down stairs right after taking himself out of the NFC championship game because of a knee injury? That rubbed some people the wrong way.

    It’s a bad idea because it gives people the wrong impression and it’s hard to change the public’s opinion of a person after they form it. So Rose probably shouldn’t be seen doing any physical activity in public like this – and especially not with a smile on his face.

    • calkinsrob - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      Well to be honest I think the two sides of the rose he should play/wait debate are already set. Im for him waiting and I have no problem seeing him ride a bike around DC. I see your point, but if I’m rose Im not gonna stay inside and act depressed in public even though I know I’m working hard to get back. let they guy enjoy his life and trust that bulls management will move him if he isnt doing his part to get back out there.

      • antistratfordian - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

        Rose can do whatever he wants – just as Cutler did – but he will pay the price in public relations – just as Cutler did.

    • chiadam - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:46 PM

      It rubbed idiots the wrong way, because idiots can’t grasp that walking in a straight line up stairs and lacking mobility in your knee to play football behind the Bears O line are not the same thing. And as a small point of order, he went back into the game. The team pulled him out.

      • antistratfordian - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

        Nevertheless, the public came away with a negative view of Cutler because of that. Whether they’re “idiots” or not is irrelevant because it will affect Cutler’s reputation and bank account regardless. Same with Rose.

    • blueintown - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:22 PM

      Jay Cutler never took himself out of the NFC Championship game. The doctors did when it came to their attention he had a grade II MCL tear. It only rubbed mouth-breathing meatball Neanderthals the wrong way.

      • antistratfordian - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:41 PM

        That might fly if people didn’t play through MCL sprains all the time.

        If Cutler wanted to play, he could’ve. He could’ve lied told the doctors he felt fine – players do that all the time too.

        In football especially – where guys play through all sorts of broken and torn things – it doesn’t fly with fans if you miss a huge game because of a sprain and are seen the next day walking around sunny California without a limp and with a smile on your face, shopping with your woman.

        It just looks bad.

      • blueintown - Apr 25, 2014 at 7:34 PM

        No, they don’t play through grade II tears of the MCL. That’s why he was removed from the game. He likely wouldn’t have played in the Super Bowl had they won. Shopping with your wife does not inflict a similar physical punishment to playing in an NFL football game, although it may be a close second.

        If you don’t like Jay Cutler, just say you don’t like Jay Cutler. A lot of people don’t. But there’s no reason to just plain make stuff up.

  6. jobber33 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    The kid is a bum, a soft player and doing his best to get traded. If he wanted to help the Bulls he would give back most of the money on his deal he hasn’t earned.

    • calkinsrob - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      cus you would totally do that if you were in his position. please…

  7. cbking05 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Jason Williams of the Bulls got hurt riding a bike

    • jobber33 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      Williams got hurt when he wrecked his motorcycle driving like an idiot.

      • sportsfan18 - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:50 PM

        True… but still, there was nothing incorrect about the poster’s statement that said “jason Williams of the Bulls got hurt riding a bike.”

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      His bike had a significant amount more of horsepower behind it.

  8. calkinsrob - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Ill never understand how people can call an athlete that worked his way up to be the MVP of the NBA a bum. And when on the court hes one of the most physical point guards in all of the NBA, how the hell is he soft. I hope all the critics tear their ACL’s doing something so familiar to them as bball is to Rose. and then return to that activity full intensity as fast as they say Rose should.

    The season he first tore his ACL, DRose was playing through all sorts of injuries and none of them got better. 2 knee surgeries in 2 years, give the guy a break the bulls management want him back for next year.

    • jobber33 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:35 PM

      you have football players that play an actual violent sport come back faster than this clown. If he didn’t play in his home town with all his little boys around all the time, maybe he would actually work at getting better. he is the perfect example of why every sports contract should be like football.

    • chiadam - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      My problem with Rose is not that he got hurt. It’s that he stopped listening to his doctors, who, by the way, DID clear him to come back in March of 2013. This is a fact. So, it’s not that he did not come back as quickly as fans thought he should have. It’s that he refused to come back after his doctor told him to. He ignored the doctor when the doctor told him that playing is the last step in the rehab process. Rose was waiting until he was 100% to come back, but he could not have been 100% until he came back.

  9. onbucky96 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Rose, can also be spelled F R A G I L E. I think that’s Italian.

    • mackcarrington - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      French

  10. mnsadsportsfan - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Glad he is enjoying his vacation. How many games did has he played is the ladt 2 years? Keep cashin those checks homeboy!

  11. rustyshackleford1 - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    loving the bulls shorts

  12. sportsfan18 - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Rose… today’s lessons…

    #1 If ya wanna be like LeBron… ya gotta play.

    #2 If ya wanna be like LeBron… ya gotta wear your helmet when you ride a bicycle, LBJ does!

  13. gmsingh123 - Apr 26, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Man if he pulls a hammy on that bike he’ll be out for another two years.

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