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Derrick Rose: ''the closest to death I've got to right there'' - Aug 16, 2012


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Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis) says finding out he had a torn ACL was like death. The Chicago Bulls' superstar told CSNChicago.com he spent ''the whole time praying'' during the MRI that he wasn't seriously injured even though he heard a pop as he crashed to the court in the playoff opener against the Philadelphia 76ers.

''I remember everything,'' Rose said, ''I remember jumping in the air and coming back down, and just that popping sound, I felt it actually tear when I laid all the way out and it just let go.''

When team physician Dr. Brian Cole confirmed the tear, Rose said, ''I couldn't believe it. That's the closest thing to death, the closest to death I've got to right there, where it just seemed like the wind and everything was taken out (of me).''

Other than a brief YouTube video last month, he had said little publicly since the injury. The interview with CSNChicago.com was conducted last month in Los Angeles, where he was working out at the time, and posted Wednesday.

Chicago was wrapping up a 103-91 victory when Rose's left leg buckled as he came to a jump start in the lane. He still went up again and passed to Carlos Boozer before crashing to the court, sending a chill through the arena.

Rose's injury dashed the Bulls' championship hopes after they captured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, and with Joakim Noah spraining his left ankle later in the series, Chicago bowed out in the first round.

The torn ACL also put the Bulls in a sort of holding pattern as they wait for their superstar point guard to return to form. Rose is expected to miss most of the season and might not rediscover his old explosive form until the following year, assuming he regains it.

''It's been hard, definitely been hard. But I've been all right,'' Rose told CSNChicago.com. ''The injury could have been way worse. You've got some people that probably feel worse than I am, but I know I'm going to be all right. I believe in God, my spirits are up and I believe in myself, and I know I'm going to be back even stronger.''

Also on Wednesday, Adidas released a one-minute promotional video documenting Rose's recovery and showing him performing various exercises.
  




Beau Beech
Beech inks at Brooklyn Nets at the beginning of his pro career - 7 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets added to their roster 22-year old swingman Beau Beech (203-95kg-94). Beech just graduated from N.Florida (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg last season. Beech helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-A-Sun 1st Team and NABC All-District 3 2nd Team. He has never been drafted by the NBA. A...   [read more]

Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown Signs Camp Deal With Rockets - 10 hours ago

Bobby Brown (6'2''-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) has agreed upon a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Houston Rockets. Brown last played in the NBA in 2010. Last season, Brown played in China and Turkey. Mike D'Antoni reportedly gave his blessing to adding Brown for training camp. Courtesy of: realgm.com   [read more]

Troy
Williams
Memphis Grizzlies sign Williams just out of college - 11 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) signed 22-year old small forward Troy Williams (201-93kg-94). He just graduated from Indiana (NCAA). Williams has played there for the last three years. In 35 games he had 13.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Williams helped them to win the regular season and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. A very impressive season as he was named to All-Big Ten 3rd Team. He has never been drafted by the NBA. As mentioned above Williams is just out of the college...   [read more]


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