This question is essentially being posed by Bulls "fans" who comment at the Tribune, which by the way changed from their Facebook-driven form a while back, though I'm not sure why. It's a little easier now for folks to hide behind pseudonyms but at least you can click on someone's name and read all the garbage he posted in the past.
Anyhoo, here are the words being used to describe one D-Rose by those bold enough to comment in the newspaper:
Gutless selfish bum. He's washed up.
Does this surprise you? The man has no intestinal fortitude. Never has never will. Nothing but a crybaby and soft player. Bulls would be smart to get rid of him asap.
Yeah that's right! I get paid millions for not playing. hahaha. Dumb and stupid the Bulls are. hahaha
What a scam. What a con artist. I wonder what he would do if he really had to work for a living. Useless player. Bulls should just get rid of the talentless person.
He's a hack. Lazy often injured head case.
He is further called a jerk, a clown, sissy, girly-man, Drama Queen, etc. Amazing how tough people get behind their computer screens and pseudonyms.
Let me get out front and state this: Derrick Rose is not good at PR. He probably shouldn't say anything right now about his not recruiting, nor his concerns about participating with Team USA, something I am definitely in favor of. If you want to see Derrick Rose recover, then he should take this opportunity to play against legit competition. If he's going to get injured -- either he will or he won't. He's no more likely to get injured playing with Team USA than during the course of a NBA season. He should try to plan, and he probably shouldn't say much of anything to the press.
All that stated, the guy has been through two surgeries and has worked his butt off through rehab for two years now, says everyone who knows him. We can quickly dispel the notion that he's "lazy" or any kind of bad guy here. I hope that goes without saying.
Many more Bulls fans think Rose is just "done". I do share those concerns. How can I not?
Many more fans want the Bulls to "dump" Rose, whatever that means. As is covered elsewhere far better by me, the Bulls are essentially stuck with Rose unless he misses a majority of games for several years or something like that. No one will trade for him now or ever.
But mostly, I think what I actually posted:
Since I'm sitting behind a desk, let me expound about what a tough, no-nonsense guy I am and how Derrick Rose is a sissy. I'd never say it out loud, mind you, and I'd never say it to the face of a guy who had two surgeries, but on my computer I am one tough guy, let me tell you.