The 2014-2015 season has been looking great for the Bulls so far, who are currently 7-2.
Things have been going well for Derrick Rose as well, who recently came back after going through two surgeries. However, it seems that every time something happens to him, the audience acts as if it is the end of the world.
Instead of the players who should be getting the recognition that they deserve, the media focuses more on Rose and his “injuries”.
On Thursday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, Pau Gasol had a season high of 27 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a steal in just under 35 minutes prove to us that he is a worthy player, but the attention was not focused on him, after the game the focus was on Rose’s fall that was experienced during the end of the 4th quarter.
Not only is it frustrating for the viewers to watch, but even Joakim Noah told the media to calm down. In an interview with reporters after the Bulls beat the Raptors Thursday night, Noah says,
“Every time something happens to him, people act like it’s the end of the world. And that’s f—ing so lame to me. Relax. Like, OK, he’s coming back from two crazy surgeries. Obviously we’re being conservative with him, and when things aren’t going right, he’s got to listen to his body more than anybody. So everybody needs to chill the f— out. I mean, I’m sorry for cursing, but I’m really passionate. I don’t like to see him down. And he doesn’t say that he’s down, but I don’t like it when, like, people portray him and judge him. ‘Cause it’s not fair to him. It’s not.”
Noah has a point. It should not be a big deal when Rose decides to sit out because he knows his body better than anyone else, especially after his previous injuries. He has to be cautious.
The Bulls are back again tonight against the Indiana Pacers at United Center. Be sure to watch the game at 7!