Dear Derrick, It’s now or never. Do you get it? Second Round of the NBA playoffs, YOUR TEAM the Chicago Bulls facing the Miami Heat. Yes, we had a devastating loss on Wednesday, but we can put that behind us and win 3 out of 5.
Reports of No-Rose tonight. Guess you are at the bus station headed for Canada (like a 1960's draft dodger)... Shame on you.
YOUR TEAM is struggling because they are crippled – legitimately crippled. But wait, it doesn’t seem like you’re really a member of that hard working, hard playing, dedicated TEAM anymore. You’re just a suit on the sidelines.
What do you think when you are standing there pretending to be a TEAM member? Do you see how your TEAM is playing their hearts out – I’m sure they are wishing that you were there to help.
Luol Deng is back in practice after a week in the hospital – severe complications from a spinal tap procedure – lost 15 lbs. and he is hoping to be able to play again. He's excused.
Kirk Hinrich – calf injury so severe that he is in need of a second MRI. He's excused.
Derrick, you have been cleared by your doctors as able to play for months now. You are no longer excused.
Remember when I was supportive with your physical and mental healing process in a maternal way – remember my shout out post to you…”Derrick Rose I Am Worried About You and So Is Your Mom?” Well, that was then and this is now. Now it’s time from a “mom’s” standpoint to kick in the “Tough Love.”
“Listen to me, Derrick, you put your Number 1 uniform on and get back on that court and give it your very best and you help and support your TEAMMATES – it’s time. Do you hear me? I mean it.
Enough already – YOUR TEAM needs you - they have gotten this far without you - but to move toward the championship - your playing would make the difference. That’s why YOUR TEAM plays all year, and if they don’t make it – at least the fans need to know that the TEAM gave it their all.
Side note to Coach Tom Thibodeau: Kick your star-bird Derrick out of the nest – he knows he can fly…and you know he can fly…and his doctors know he can fly..period. Do baby bird Derrick a favor – otherwise, this will be a sad black mark on his career forever. Copping out. Not good.
Derrick, we love you – but listen up: As a mom would say..."Get your stellar ass out there and take your position on the Chicago Bulls 2013 NBA Playoff TEAM – Be proud and give it your all. Win or lose. Your TEAM needs you.'
And, if you don’t, I am calling your mother, I swear.