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Chicago doesn’t need Derrick Rose

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derrick-rose-nate-robinson-bullsAll year we have listened to Chicago Bulls fans talk about how they needed Derrick Rose back on the court. That hasn’t happened, and probably won’t this year. To be honest, there is a better chance of Octomom getting a Maxim Magazine photo shoot than there is of Derrick Rose suiting up this year. Fear not Chicago, you can win without him and proved that on Monday night against Miami in South Beach.

If I were a Bulls fan, I wouldn’t want him to return this year. He’s been out of play for over a year and the team has finally formed a strong bond on the court that does not need to be disrupted, especially right now. Bringing Rose back into the lineup right now would be more fatal to the Bulls chemistry that Jessie Spano’s caffeine pill addiction was to Hot Sundae. That’s real talk.

Your hope right now is in a 3rd string point guard who is under 6 foot tall. He is Nate Robinson, and he can ball. 27 points in game one with stitches in his lip after colliding with LeBron James before halftime. That’s the kind of heart that you rarely see in professional sports these days. In a post game interview Robinson made the statement, “We’re playing for each other, we’re playing for the city of Chicago”, and that Chicago is the heart you want in a team.

This team has something to prove, and they are playing that way, for each other. The bench players you rarely hear about have stepped up. Joakim Noah has stepped up big time after a sluggish start in the round one match up vs. Brooklyn. Defensively, they showed that Miami gets frustrated having to play half court basketball. LeBron James looked more frustrated than Geno Smith did during the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.

I am fully aware that Chicago may get obliterated in the following games of this series, but they may not. If Chicago keeps up this intensity and their never say die attitude, they may can steal a few more games and even win the series. Crazier things have happened in the world, remember that Michael Jordan, The Looney Tunes, and Bill Murray did defeat a bunch of aliens once, okay that was just a movie, but still. My point being is that Chicago doesn’t need Derrick Rose, not right now. They just need to believe that they can beat the Heat, and right now, they’re doing a good job at it.

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John Upton

John Upton

John Upton is a stand up comic from Tazewell, TN. He has performed with Harland Williams, Brian Posehn, Guy Torry, Tammy Pescatelli, and many more. You can catch him on stage or at the bar watching sports at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Knoxville, TN.