HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors
KC Johnson: Rose, as expected, not traveling to Memphis on own and is out to illness again tonight. Gibson questionable with ankle. Twitter @KCJHoop
Indeed, by the time Rose finished his sixth straight game, the positive signs were in abundance. Rose attacked. He knocked down 3-pointers later after softening the defense. And what he and others said afterward may have been the best development. "I just feel great. My body is healthy. My mind is good. My spirit is good," Rose said. "Just trying to keep it going and know that when I have bad games like last game, they're going to happen. So just try to get it out of my mind and stay positive." Chicago Tribune
But now Lillard is following Derrick Rose, LeBron James and others in wearing “I can’t breathe” shirts. It’s a message to the country: People will no longer stand for the unnecessary killing of citizens by police. NBCSports.com
When asked what message the T-shirt sent out to the country, James responded: “I don’t know. It’s not for us to figure out. It’s just for us to understand what we’re going through as a society. I’ve been forwarded over and over about what’s been going on. This is more of a notion to the family more than anything. As a society we have to do better. We have to be better for one another no matter what race you are. But it’s more of a shoutout to the family more than anything because they’re the ones who should be getting the energy and effort.” For The Win
LeBron James is searching for a way to protest the Eric Garner decision, and he could display it Monday night in Brooklyn in front of the Royal Couple. Already outspoken about the death of Garner and a grand jury‘s decision not to indict the responsible officers, James was asked Sunday about a t-shirt worn recently by Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The message on Rose’s shirt, “I can’t breathe,” is a reference to Garner’s words as he was choked while being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes. “It was spectacular,” James said about Rose’s shirt, which he wore in pre-game warmups Saturday night. “I loved it. I’m looking for one.” New York Daily News
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