Derrick Rose got himself in a bit of trouble last week. After the Bulls’ win over the Knicks — a game in which he went to the line only nine times — the MVP was frustrated with what he viewed as a lack of preferential treatment from the officials.
“I’ve gotta be the only superstar in the league that’s going through what I’m going through right now,” Rose said last Monday. “But I can’t say too much about it.”
The league made Rose’s wallet $25,000 lighter for the remarks.
On Monday, Rose, usually soft-spoken and never one for attention, reflected on his comments last week and concluded that people aren’t used to him speaking without a filter. And it was hilarious. From ESPN:
“They still look at me as a little kid,” he said with a laugh. “A little kid or … I don’t know how you would say it, like a demigod or something like that, where I can’t say anything, man. For me to say something (about the officials), you know that I had to be thinking it. It’s been four years; I was just frustrated at the time. They said they would look at it and (I’ll) just try to move on from there.”
I highly doubt Rose meant to say he was a “little kid or mythological being who is partly divine and partly human or something like that.” But hey, what do you expect from somebody who reportedly failed the ACT three times.