Now that Derrick Rose has won a MVP award and no one in the league can guard him, teams have become fed up. They are fed up that Rose gets any and every shot he wants on the court whenever he chooses to. And since most teams don’t have one person on their roster that can stop Rose from doing whatever he wants to do, they’ve decided to rough Rose up.
Now this isn’t a new practice. Teams have historically been extra physical with players that can torch them at any given time. Just ask Michael Jordan about the “Jordan Rules”. And like Jordan early on, Rose is struggling with the new defensive approach teams are using against him.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is fed up with the way some players in the league are trying to defend him.
Rose, who scored 24 points in the Bulls’ 100-94 overtime win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night, was frustrated that he had a bloody dent on the bridge of his nose thanks to Pistons’ forward Charlie Villanueva.
After the game, Rose was still upset with the way the play went down. He argued with Villanueva for a moment before going to the sidelines for treatment from Bulls athletic trainer Fred Tedeschi.
“I was mad,” Rose said. “I’m sick and tired of people trying to take cheap shots at me. You got to say something.”
“I’ve gotta be the only superstar in the league that’s going through what I’m going through right now,” Rose said at the time, referring to a lack of foul calls in his favor. “But I can’t say too much about it.”
Rose isn’t sure why he feels like some players go after him.
“I really don’t know,” he said. “Probably because I don’t say anything or whatever, but I’m a man, where in situations like that you have to say something.”
They continue to go after you Derrick because if they don’t, you’ll drop 30 on them. And just like Jordan, he’ll learn how to handle the way defenses are playing him now and then he will be truly unstoppable.