It’s been a rough summer for the NBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year. Not only was Derrick implicated in an NCAA investigation of Memphis which allegedly involved him having someone else take his SAT, he also got blasted for a photo that allegedly shows him flashing a gang sign. The NCAA hasn’t ruled on the cheating allegations, and Rose said (through a team-issued statement) the photo was taken at a party in his Memphis days and was a bad joke.
Derrick hasn’t had much to say since those events went down, but he kinda-sorta broke his silence yesterday. According to the Associated Press: “Rose posted a 2 1/2-minute video on his Facebook page that started with him thanking fans for their support and showing clips of his workouts in Los Angeles. He did not address the issues surrounding him.” Here’s the video: