HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors

December 9, 2014 Updates
December 8, 2014 Updates

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

December 7, 2014 Updates

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is no stranger to speaking out on social issues. He has weighed in on the recent controversial shootings, killing young African Americans in Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown (in Ferguson) and 12-year-old Tamir Rice (in Cleveland). On Sunday prior to practice he was asked about Rose's gesture. "It's spectacular," James said. "I loved it. I'm looking for one." When asked if he planned to wear the T-shirt before a game, James was coy, but hinted it could potentially happen. "It's possible," he said. "I'm looking for one. I think it was great." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ahead of the Chicago Bulls Saturday night game against the Golden State Warriors at the United Center, Derrick Rose elected to wear a T-shirt reading “I Can’t Breathe” instead of his normal shooting shirt. For The Win

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." ESPN.com

December 3, 2014 Updates
December 1, 2014 Updates

"When it comes to basketball, I listen to myself," Rose said. "I have a lot of confidence in myself and my talent, and I know where I'm going to be in a couple of weeks. I know where I'm going to be at the end. It's just that y'all are going to be surprised to see me there, but it's just going to take time." CBSSports.com

Does it matter that he makes $20 million a year? Should it? That he's 26 years old? That it's an 82-game season and the Bulls need Rose at his best in May and June -- not November and December? "I think he handles it well," Gibson said. "At times, I think he maybe gets frustrated because he's constantly got people on his back every day. 'How are you feeling, how are you feeling, how are you feeling?' I would be pissed at times because every day, it's an issue – so many people just constantly on your back and constantly poking at you. But that's the life we live." CBSSports.com

November 28, 2014 Updates

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