Derrick Rose talks about the lockout

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes that Derrick Rose — like many other NBA players — may consider playing overseas because of the lockout.

Said Rose: “Yes, I am taking into consideration that I might move overseas. I don’t know where. There are a lot of great places overseas. I haven’t really had time to get the details of every place.”

Johnson added that Rose has a “concrete offer” from at least one unnamed foreign team and inquiries from several others. A source close to Rose says that these opportunities will be pursued only if the lockout lingers on indefinitely.

To me, it already feels like the lockout has lingered on indefinitely. Derrick seems to be feeling the same way.

Added Rose: “It’s kind of weird knowing that I don’t have a job right now. I haven’t felt this way from high school. It’s all positive, though. I’m hoping the season starts no matter when. Hopefully, I don’t have to go overseas.

“I do miss talking to the people at the Bulls organization, my coaching staff. I miss that. But it’s not stressful or anything. I’m not panicking. I’m taking my time.”

ESPNChicago’s Chris Silva covered this subject as well, adding the following not-very-optimistic quote from Rose:

“Right now, it’s looking pretty tough, but to me I think the lockout is unnecessary. There’s no reason why billionaires and millionaires should be arguing about money. There’s other things in this world that we should be arguing about, but money shouldn’t be the problem.”

If only that was the case.

5 Responses to Derrick Rose talks about the lockout

    TheBull September 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Hey Matt, you gotta put up video of the new D-Rose commercial – preferably not linked to youtube (I’m firewalled here at work!). Thanks dude.

    BULL4EVER September 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    The only subject the NBA players and owners should be arguing about is starting the NBA season on time and revenue sharing,instead of being totally greedy and selfish like total cowards, hey let’s be MEN instead of cowardly ladies who are always concerned about themselves and that totally meaningless green dough who everyone on the face of this earth have always acted like as if they have never even seen money all the way up to this day.GO BULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. TBF September 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Yeah, yeah. It’s easy to talk about how none of the players and owners should care about money. But i bet if it was your job and your boss or your employees, you’d care an awful lot.

  4. Chuck October 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    This is the state of buisness in the USA. There is no loyalty. There is no responsibility. There is only the mad grab for as much cash as you can get and to hell with everyone else.
    I have learned this the hard way. I spent 4 days a week away from home for 6 months to help my company through a natural disaster. They admitted that they could not have gotten through it as smoothly without me. What did I get in return? A pink slip and a few weeks pay when the stock fell a couple of months later. CEO got his bonus though, so that was good.
    The only one looking out for you is you. Never forget it.

    luvabullnj October 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    An open note to all basketball fans, not just Bulls fans.
    The owners and players continue to haggle over how to divvy up billions of dollars, and this season may be delayed or even cancelled altogether. The owners and players will eventually come to an agreement. They will still make millions of dollars. But what will this mean to you and me, the fans? Mark these words.
    YOU WILL PAY MORE! The ticket prices will surely rise. (especially for Bulls fans). The concession and merchandise prices will rise. The cable, satellite and league pass prices will rise.
    Will your pay rise commensurately?

    A note to the owners and players. I started following baseball in 1974. My love affair with baseball soured greatly after the 1981 strike and ended completely after the 1990 strike. I no longer watch baseball or care for the sport. There are always other diversions.

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