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D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

Posted on: April 17, 2008 2:20 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2008 2:33 pm
 

Turns out there might be a good reason for Derrick Rose not holding a press conference to announce his NBA plans.

You know, besides the whole he's-really-shy thing.

Which is not to suggest Rose isn't really shy, because he is really shy. Anybody who has ever seen the freshman basketball star in front of a camera knows that to be true. But multiple sources close to the Memphis basketball and football programs have told CBSSports.com that Rose was recently involved in an altercation over a girl with Tiger football player Steven Black, an altercation that -- how to phrase this? -- didn't go so well for Rose. Put another way, the possible No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft spent the early part of this week looking like a person who had just been in a scrap, making the way he announced his future plans -- through a release distributed by the Memphis Sports Information department -- convenient, if not necessary.

That's the bad news.

Here's the good news (in bullet points):
  • Rose is not said to be seriously injured.
  • Nobody was arrested or charged with a crime.
  • The altercation did not happen anywhere near the Plush Club.
So in the end it seems what we have is two college guys scrapping over a girl. But this is still a story that provides the kind of Just Like Us moment highlighted in US Weekly, the kind of moment that proves even basketball stars/future millionaires have girl problems. In that way, they are indeed just like us -- except, of course, with better crossovers and earning potential.
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Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: June 26, 2008 12:41 am
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

haha, to see " I ain't sayin she a gold digger.... " as the first post on this is just too funny to even respond to anyone elses post. thanks for the laugh.



Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2008 6:25 pm
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

To make matters worse, he's supposed to have a GF himself.  I know this because she is like a little sister to me.  I'm disappointed at what happened and I hope she is handling this well since I haven't spoken to her in awhile.



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2008 6:13 am
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

SuperCharged08- Welcome to 2008. Memphis isn't a land grant school, but its ACT req. are higher than UT, Ole Miss. The school has had some big investments (FedEx Tecnology Center). The thing that is holding it back is unequal funding from the state.Our legislature reps. deserve some blame here. FYI-the campus of Memphis is located in a nice part of East Memphis, not the 'hood. I don't see them ever being an SEC school, but the level of recruiting for football and womens bball would make them a middle level SEC school within 3 years. And Cal has graduated 10 of his last 12 players, including those who went Pro.




Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2008 5:31 pm
 

Superstar

You are back to allstar chris. Getz and you are tied at 94.




Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2008 5:05 pm
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

The funniest part of SuperCharged's post is the NO OFFENSE TO MEMPHIS opening, since he then proceeds to insult the livin' $HIT out of Memphis with nearly every syllable.  I believe his (or her) reaction suggests a possible need to up the dosage on his (or her) Lexapro.

1) Memphis isn't joining the SEC, primarily because Tennessee (and Vanderbilt) would never let it get to a vote; UT is the regent for UM.  

2) Ole Miss isn't getting dropped.

3) Outside of Vanderbilt, which schools in the SEC have higher academic graduation rates of their athletes than Memphis?  Frankly, the SEC is a collection of football programs propping up marginal state universities.

4) Charger isn't going to be taken seriously ANY time soon with panic posts like that one.

 sheesh!

 





Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2008 5:00 pm
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

The funniest part of your post is the NO OFFENSE TO MEMPHIS opening, since you then proceed to insult the livin' $HIT out of Memphis with nearly every syllable.  I believe your reaction suggests a possible need to up your doseages.

1) Memphis isn't joining the SEC, primarily because Tennessee (and Vanderbilt) would never let it get to a vote; UT is the regent for UM.  

2) Ole Miss isn't getting dropped.

3) Outside of Vanderbilt, which schools in the SEC have higher academic graduation rates of their athletes than Memphis, not to mention higher academic pedigrees?  The SEC is a collection of football programs propping up marginal state universities.

4) You aren't going to be taken seriously ANY time soon with panic posts like that one.

 

sheesh!




Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2008 2:14 pm
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

Dude, I LOVE US Weekly.

My guilty pleasure is celebrity news, to the point where I'd almost rather talk about Kevin Federline than Kevin Love. It's a problem I plan on fix someday, perhaps by the time Kevin's and Britney's children graduate high school (assuming they actually graduate high school).



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2008 11:58 am
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

Gary, you read US Weekly?




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2008 9:39 am
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

haha, yes, totally agree with you ninerfan1. Sarcasm is fantastic

I find the whole thing quite hilarious.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 12:14 am
 

D-Rose is gonna have to improve his defense

dude, you totally missed the sarcastic tone of the article. rose got into a fight and lost.........hence the need to improve his defense


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