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Derrick Rose leaves game with right knee injury (Video)

Derrick RoseDerrick Rose left Friday night’s Chicago Bulls-Portland Trail Blazers game with a right knee injury, leaving Bulls fans in a state of panic.

Rose’s knee appeared to give out after he made a cut. He went to the bench before being helped to the locker room. Bulls reporter K.C. Johnson says Rose did not put any weight on his leg as he was helped off.

Here’s a photo of Rose being helped to the locker room:

The Bulls later announced that Rose had a right knee injury and that he would not return to the game. The torn ACL injury Rose has come back from was in his left knee, so this injury is to his other knee.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau expressed concern over Rose after the game.

“He has pain and he said he feels like he can’t push off it. I’m concerned. Anytime anyone goes down you’re concerned. I don’t want to speculate.”

Thibodeau also said Rose will have an MRI on his right knee on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Here is the former league MVP leaving the arena on crutches:

Video via BeyondtheBuzzer

Derrick Rose hits game-winning shot against Knicks, Spike Lee reacts accordingly (Video)

Derrick Rose is officially back. The Chicago Bulls point guard, who missed the entire 2012-2013 season while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery, hit the game-winning shot to give his team an 82-81 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

Rose dribbled toward the baseline and hit an impressive floater over two defenders, leaving just 5.7 seconds on the clock. He was 7-for-23 from the floor and is a miserable 11-for-38 through two games, but at least he found the bottom of the net with the game on the line. While the game-winner was impressive, the best part had to be Spike Lee’s reaction.

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Take it easy, Spike. There’s still 80 games left in the regular season. As far as Rose is concerned, this was a much better welcome back moment than the one Norris Cole gave him in the season opener.

Norris Cole ruins Derrick Rose on crossover dribble (Video)

Norris Cole Derrick RoseDerrick Rose’s return to NBA action didn’t go as well as he hoped. The Miami Heat went on a massive 17-0 second quarter run against Rose’s Chicago Bulls on opening night Tuesday, and the former MVP even got embarrassed by Norris Cole, who shook him with a sick ankle-breaking crossover.

Now that is why Rose waited several extra months before returning to game action. He had to make sure his knees would be able to withstand getting wrong-footed like that.

Here’s the crossover in GIF form via @cjzero:

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Derrick Rose puts Reggie Jackson on skates (Video)

Derrick Rose Reggie JacksonMan is it nice to have Derrick Rose and his blinding speed and amazing handles back in the league. In case you forgot how fast he is off the dribble, the former NBA MVP reminded us of how good he is during Wednesday’s preseason game between the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Late in the second quarter, Rose crossed up Reggie Jackson twice, which caused the Thunder guard to slip, lose his footing, and lose track of the man he was guarding. This is even prettier on loop in GIF form as created by @cjzero:

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Derrick Rose and girlfriend Mieka Reese break up

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Derrick Rose and longtime girlfriend/fiancee Mieka Reese have broken up.

Reese announced the news in a message posted on Instagram Sunday in which she mentioned their son, PJ.

“PJ is the center of my life now and Derrick and I work together to co-parent for him. No Derrick and I are not in a relationship anymore but our friendship has always been there and will continue to grow. Even if our only purpose in life was to create our son, I’m fine with that.. My son is the greatest gift I could’ve asked for… Happy Sunday,” Reese wrote in the note.

Reese posted a photo of her and Rose holding their son, indicating that PJ is what is shared between them and the center of their focus now:

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Derrick Rose: I’m way more explosive now

Derrick RoseChicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose appeared in just his third live NBA game in almost a year and a half on Wednesday night. He showed he is finally ready to return. Rose scored 22 points in 22 minutes in his team’s preseason win over the Detroit Pistons. Now that he appears to be fully recovered from major reconstructive knee surgery, the 25-year-old feels he’s in the best condition of his career.

“I think I’m way more explosive now,” Rose told reporters on Wednesday, via ESPNChicago.com. “Like getting to the rim. I think I can take contact a little bit better. And as far as jumping-wise, I think I can jump even higher. They tested my vertical — I increased it by 5 inches. I just didn’t show it yet because there’s no need to.”

Rose claims his vertical has improved from 37 inches to 42 inches. He admitted that clearing the mental hurdles in the wake of his torn ACL has been the biggest challenge.

“The biggest thing is after you have an ACL or any injury, it’s the mental part,” Rose said. “And for me not to think about anything no more and actually be reacting to the defense and the offense, it feels great knowing that I’m safe. I don’t have to worry about anything at all, even if I go to the hole and get contact and fall any type of way, that I could easily get up and bounce right back and play the way that I normally know how to play.”

Last year, Rose was reportedly cleared by doctors but chose to remain sidelined until he felt confident dunking off of his left foot. Now that his vertical leap has supposedly improved, it’s probably safe to say he has reached that point. There should be no more nasty letters coming from fans who are inspired by local radio stations.

Derrick Rose dresses up like ‘Duck Dynasty’ for son’s birthday

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Does Derrick Rose seem like a “Duck Dynasty” guy? Parents do a lot of things for their children, and it appears D-Rose is no exception. The Chicago Bulls star recently threw his son a costume party for his 1st birthday and dressed up like Willie Robertson from the popular A&E reality show.

Beyond the Buzzer got a hold of the classic photos, which seem so uncharacteristic for a quiet guy like Rose. Here are some more pictures from the party:

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It’s probably safe to say this will never happen again.