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Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:02 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverderrick-rose

Another NBA MVP without a title to his name has seen fit to blur the line between confidence and cockiness.

In an interview with HoopsHype.com, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, usually a humble mumbler, guaranteed that he will eventually own more than one ring. 
"I won’t be satisfied until I win a championship. I’m not satisfied at all. There’s not a doubt in my mind that I’m not going to win a championship. I’m going win multiple championships. It’s not a doubt in my mind."
Rose also said his Bulls are good to go as is and don't require any major additions, other than the added experience that came with their run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season.
"If everyone comes in and work on their game, I think that we have a good shot of winning without getting anybody to come to my team. I think everything was just so new… Last year was my first time getting past the first round of the playoffs. Everything was just new to everybody, and that thing is gonna help us. Last year was the base for our team and the sky’s the limit for us."
If this cart before the horse proclamation sounds familiar, it's because we spent the last year excoriating Miami Heat All-Stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for throwing a pre-season parade at which James, who has never won a championship, predicted the trio would win "multiple championships" and said that games would be "easy".

Because James is James and Rose is Rose, any outcry over these quotes will pale in comparison to the criticism that the Heat took for their presumptuousness last year.

There are some major, legit circumstantial reasons for that. There wasn't a free agency pursuit or "The Decision" prior to these comments. Rose made his statements overseas while on a tour rather than at a preseason parade. Rose, at 22, is younger than James was last summer (25). The NBA is heading towards a work stoppage rather than its most anticipated season in years. Rose's comments sound more like he's trying to pump himself up rather than shove his greatness in everyone's face. And, perhaps most importantly of all, Rose didn't say, "not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven" in counting off how many titles he planned to win. 

Despite all of that, the same premise underlies the statements from both players. In Rose's eyes, he's ascending to a place where he will leave a lasting mark on the league. For that reason, both players fell victim to the same mistake. Focus on the first title and let your winning do the talking.  

Hat tip: ProBasketballTalk
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Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

I find it rather crazy that when a player states that they will win multiple championships fans start to jump on them, like they just ran over several kids getting off the big yellow bus and kept going. I dont find anything wrong with players making statements about winning what would have Rose say we will never win? Even with Bron saying 5-6,7-8 ok now prove it the same goes for Rose do it. I recall when Ali use to say all the time I am the greatest ever and people wanted to see him get the hell beat out him but he proved that he was what he said he was, now we are in the age where players believe and say sure what should they say? If you ask any NBA player what their goal is and if they dont tell you to win the NBA title what would your opinion be of them? Having confidence and know that your team is capable of doing that why should he be trashed, heck even the owner of the Bulls stated the same thing where was the arse kicking for him?




Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

Biggest thug in the world you need to leave the drugs alone



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

Don't sneeze, Noah might fall over and hurt himself .. And as long as your point guard Rose continues to be the focal point of the offense the CANDY APPLE BABY BULLS aren't goin anywhere .. Soooooorry!! Tongue out



Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 7:58 am
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

I believe that Chicago will, their team has developed very well.
Miami will win a championship once they get some younger guys for the bench instead of the older guys 



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

cndy apple linup? You New England Dip Shit! Did you watch that Candy ass team last year. You should have had ample amount of time to with your old ass team not doing shit. Wake up fool! D Rose is the face of the NBA along with K Durant



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

Another CBS example of horrible journalism, you take ...

"Rose's comments sound more like he's trying to pump himself up rather than shove his greatness in everyone's face. And, perhaps most importantly of all, Rose didn't say, "not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven" in counting off how many titles he planned to win. "

Then turn the headline into "Rose Guarantees." You should try to be a reporter. A better headline would be "Rose confident the Bulls can win championships." However, your sorry way of doing things should help you fit right in with the rest of the 'Worst in Sports' reporting at CBS.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

what do you want him so say, 'i won't win'?!



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

Anyone who watched the Bulls this year or listened to anything Derrick said would know he's all about the team.  He's not a me guy at all.



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

"Multiple championships" ... LOL ... another moron that doesn't get it.  SHUT UR MOUTH till you at least win one.   You can get all the MVP trophies in the world, but that candy apple lineup isn't winning anything any time soon.   LeBron Jr. has just been born.  UGH



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Derrick Rose guarantees multiple NBA titles

Bitterbullsfan:  Is he suppsed to say "we're not good enough as is" and "I'm not sure if I'll ever win a ring"?


Well, maybe not in those exact words, but yeah he is. The great players that everyone thinks of fondly and are rarely criticized say things like "there's always room for improvement, but I like and believe in the team and players we have right now" and "there are no guarantees in life or basketball, but I believe in myself." I love Rose's game, so I'm not trying to pile on here. I just hope he hasn't placed unnecessary added pressure on himself and this doesn't come back to bite him in the butt the way it did with Lebron. I know the context was different, but people rarely care about context. Context doesn't make for good soundbites and in this ADD-afflicted society of ours, the more people say and the more context they add, the more irrelevant they become.


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