By all accounts, Derrick Rose is one of the NBA's nice guys. He's quiet, mild-mannered, and doesn't engage in a lot of the trash talk that other guys around the league do. But after the Bulls beat the Knicks last night, the Bulls point guard stepped waaaaaaay out of character and ripped the referees that officiated the game for failing to call many fouls against the guys who were defending him. And, remember: This was after a win. So Rose sounded downright defiant when he got out of pocket and went on a rant over the perceived no-calls during the game.
"I've gotta be the only superstar in the league that's going through what I'm going through right now," he said. "But I can't say too much about it."
He did, however, continue on and "say too much about it." He talked about the fact that he shot 29 times during the game but went to the line for just nine free throws. He was also asked about a crazy fourth quarter dunk that he threw down and he admitted that he "kinda blacked out" because he wasn't getting calls all game. And, finally, when he was reminded that he'd probably hear from the league office about a fine once they got wind of the comments he was making, he shrugged it off.
"I could care less right now," he said.
Wow. We didn't know you had it in you, son! You know you're gonna catch a fine and turn some heads with your comments and you still don't care? Well, those are gonna be some expensive words you just said. But, at the same time, we bet referees think twice before they swallow their whistles the next time you take the ball to the hole. So, in this case, putting away the nice guy act might just pay off for you.
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