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Rose MRI OK, will make trip to Dallas

Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:02 am
Edited on: February 11, 2010 1:17 pm
DALLAS -- Chris Paul and Brandon Roy already have been knocked out of the All-Star Game with injuries. Kobe Bryant is suffering with finger, ankle, and hip ailments, and Allen Iverson is tending to his sick daughter. But it appears that Derrick Rose has dodged the All-Star injury bug.

An MRI on Rose's hip and back revealed "no significant injury," the Bulls said Thursday, and Rose will make the trip to Dallas for All-Star weekend. He will be re-evaluated here Saturday by team physician Dr. Brian Cole.

Rose left Wednesday night's 107-87 loss to Orlando with a bruised right hip, putting his status for Sunday's All-Star Game in doubt. The team was "hopeful" that the injury was limited to soft tissue damage and wouldn't keep Rose out of Sunday's game. Bulls fans might wonder why Rose would risk his health for the stretch run just to participate in an exhibition game. But given the positive MRI results and Rose's level of enthusiasm for making his first All-Star appearance, it appears to be a non-issue.

If Rose were to suffer a setback, the Hawks' Josh Smith and the Knicks' David Lee would be the most likely candidates to be named as the injury replacement. My pick would be Smith; he was a more deserving All-Star than Al Horford in the first place.

Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2010 4:01 pm

Rose MRI OK, will make trip to Dallas

Yes, watching these premier athletes "strut their stuff" while no one plays anything resembling defense is exciting! Two hours of 1 on 1 moves as the other 8 players on the floor stand and watch is team sports at its' best. If that's what you want to see just tune in to that ghetto ball program ESPN airs every once in a while.

Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:26 pm

Get It Straight

With all due respect to the above posters, the NBA All-Star Game is THE premier professional athletics showcase, bar none. Where else can you see the sport's best players have the freedom to really strut their stuff and show off all of their bag(s) of tricks within a team concept?  Let's face it:  The Pro Bowl is way past lame, the MLB All-Star Game is really just a formality, and no one tunes into the NHL All-Star Weekend except for the die-hards.   Guarantee you watch the NBA All-Stars if you're flipping channels and happen to see that it's on; you can't say that about any other sport.

As for D. Rose, of course he'll make the trip; he should see significant minutes along with Rondo and should put on a show despite the injury, and soak up the experience of playing with the elite players in The League.  Very likely will be a starter next year or soon after, anyway.

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 11, 2010 1:41 pm

Rose MRI OK, will make trip to Dallas

I'm not sure if the post above me is joking or not.  It's hard to tell sarcasm online.  But to say the NBA is the cream of the crop and the best all-star game is ridiculous.  Allen Iverson in the all-star game is not cream of the crop.  McGrady almost making the team is not cream of the crop.  And having scores in the 150s is not cream of the crop.  I prefer to call it the All Star Show.

Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2010 11:54 am

Bulls 'hopeful' Rose won't miss All-Star

The NBA all-star game, unlike the pro bowl and baseball all-star game, is the cream of the crop of the league.  Most of the time, you actually get to see the best players in the game play, and it's fun.  To be selected to be part of the all-star team is a great honor for NBA players, and the Bulls organization wants to see Rose compete and represent the Bulls and the East.  Of course they're concerned for his health, but they would like Rose to have the experience of playing with the greats.

Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2010 9:34 am

Bulls 'hopeful' Rose won't miss All-Star

Who give a crap about making the all-star game?  Why would we want our best player and future taking a chance in getting injured at a varsity game?  Unbelievable that the Bulls organization makes a comment like this and unbelievable that you are making a post about it without saying exactly what I am saying......

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