People—and by "people," we mean rabid sports fans with hearts made out of stone—can be cold. Colder than Chicago in the dead of winter. And unfortunately, Bulls guard Derrick Rose is finding that out the hard way right now.
On Friday night, D-Rose left a game against the Trail Blazers with what appeared to be a pretty serious right knee injury. He hobbled off the court and had to be helped back into the locker room. But almost immediately, rather than showing sympathy for Rose, a whole bunch of people out there started going in with tweets and memes about Rose and his knee, given the fact that he just returned from an ACL injury at the beginning of the season:
Derrick Rose need them forest gump braces on his legs— WILD CHILD (@TrippyHendrixxx) November 24, 2013
And they didn't quit. Over the weekend, the tweets and memes kept coming. Even as the situation turned more serious than many people originally thought it was—Rose was diagnosed with a torn meniscus after getting an MRI and told that he would need to have surgery on his knee—folks continued to throw out jokes:
Derrick Rose tore his right medial meniscus, listed as year-to-year on the injury report.— Bryan Bronchik (@BryanBronchik) November 23, 2013
Derrick Rose Needs This Dude pic.twitter.com/lyW7RblCwV— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) November 23, 2013
They didn't stop there, either. Earlier today, Rose had surgery on his knee and doctors were able to successfully repair his torn meniscus. But shortly after the surgery ended, the Bulls announced that Rose will have to sit out the remainder of 2013-14 NBA season in order to let his knee heal. And once again, the tweets started:
Derrick Rose wouldn't even make my intramural team at this point. Too soft.— Taylor Ruscoe (@taylor_ruscoe) November 25, 2013
So did the memes. There were lots and lots of memes:
Derrick Rose's new best selling jerseys pic.twitter.com/yWm19JI5qf— Ranger Danger (@Carolinaraised1) November 25, 2013
Derrick Rose playoff jerseys are now on sale! pic.twitter.com/H1d7XGP9X7— ESPN 8 The Ocho (@ESPNthaOcho) November 25, 2013
Starting at Point Guard for the Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose pic.twitter.com/lERoEc9WXV— TF | Jose Garcia (@BigPapiUCF) November 25, 2013
Blame the Adidas pic.twitter.com/I4F1z2Wr99— D.A.Y (@jduran602) November 25, 2013
Even Adrien Broner got in on the action:
To which we say…too soon. Way too soon, guys. D-Rose is out for the season! Can't you save your jokes for another day?
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