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"I knew that Derrick was going to put that T-shirt on," Bulls center?Joakim Noah?said. "I think he has every right to express his beliefs. He told me that he was going to wear it. I respect Derrick a lot. I think he's definitely making a statement by wearing it. That's my guy." Noah said he thinks it's important that professional athletes use their platforms to make social statements. "Yeah. If that's what he wants to do, I respect it," Noah said. "I think a lot of people feel that way. When you wear a T-shirt with a statement everybody's going to know how you feel about it. I respect Derrick 150 percent and I'm riding with him ... a lot of people feel that way. It's really sad what happened. Police brutality is something that ... it happens. Not every cop is a bad person. Not every black person is a bad person. You can't judge people. But he definitely made a statement by wearing that T-shirt." Bulls power forward?Taj Gibson?was also happy to see Rose express his beliefs on the floor. "I thought it was great," Gibson said. "I thought it was just him speaking his mind, speaking out. It's a good thing for a positive movement."