“When D-Rose was D-Rose I done see people catch the Rose Flu” Bulls players claim opponents used to fake injuries out of fear of prime Derrick Rose

When D-Rose was D-Rose, opponents were said to fake injuries out of fear of facing him on the court, according to some of his former Chicago Bulls teammates. John Lucas III, who played with Rose from 2010-2012, confirmed that players would try to avoid playing against him by pretending to be ill or injured.

Derrick Rose was a force to be reckoned with during his prime years, and his explosive athleticism and speed on the court made him one of the best players in the NBA. He was selected as the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and quickly helped revive a struggling franchise.

Rose won the Rookie of the Year award in his first season, and just two years later, he was named the regular season MVP after leading the Bulls to the best record in the league. His performances were so dominant that opponents would try to avoid playing against him by faking injuries or illnesses, as claimed by Lucas and C.J. Watson, another former Bulls teammate.

However, Rose’s career took a sharp turn when he suffered a severe knee injury early in the 2012 playoffs, causing him to miss the entire 2012-2013 season. He has since struggled with injuries and has played as a backup for several teams in recent years.

Despite his recent struggles, Rose’s prime years were unforgettable, and many have drawn comparisons between him and Ja Morant, a rising star in the NBA. Rose’s former teammates recall the impact he had on the court, and how opponents would do anything to avoid facing him.

Currently, Rose is providing depth for the New York Knicks, who are having a successful season. However, at 33 years old, he is nearing the end of his career, and his playing time has decreased significantly. He now averages just 5.6 points in 12.5 minutes per game, shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from beyond the arc. But his prime years will always be remembered by those who witnessed him play, and the fear he instilled in his opponents will forever be known as the Rose Flu.

The Resilience of a Champion: A Look at Derrick Rose’s Unforgettable NBA Career

Derrick Rose was a dominant force in the NBA, especially during his early years with the Chicago Bulls. He was the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and quickly helped revitalize the Bulls’ franchise. He won the Rookie of the Year award and was named the league’s MVP just two seasons later.

Rose’s explosiveness on the court made him a feared opponent, with some players even faking injuries to avoid facing him. Unfortunately, injuries began to plague him, and he struggled to remain healthy in the following years.

Despite this, Rose continued to provide depth for various teams, including the New York Knicks and displayed moments of brilliance on the court. As his career nears its end, he remains a beloved figure among fans, admired for his incredible athleticism and impact on the game during his prime.

Amir Khosru

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A graduate in Linguistics Studies from Jahangirnagar University, hailing from the city of Khulna(Bangladesh). Currently working as a Content Writer who covers Combat Sports. Passionate in a lot of fields including (But not limited to) Reading, Gaming, Travelling, Strolling, Food, UFC, Anime, and whatnot!


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