Derrick Rose is ready: “It could be my mom on the court, she’s going to get killed”

October 3, 2013

Derrick Rose is ready fr the season to start. (Nam Y. Huh / AP)

After missing all of last season, Derrick Rose is ready to play some basketball.

His mother can’t say she wasn’t warned.

“I’m a guy where whoever’s on the court I’m going to go at them,” Rose said (via ESPN). “If it’s my teammates, it could be my mom on the court, she’s going to get killed. I could care less who [it is]. For me, I’m just trying to build that mentality where I don’t care who’s out there, I’m going to play the same way.”

Rose, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in April 2012, wasn’t kidding in that new “Basketball is everything” ad.

“Every day I’m getting stronger, I haven’t had any setbacks,” the Chicago Bulls’ 2011 NBA MVP, said. “I’m just looking forward to the day where I step on the court.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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