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Chicago Bulls Part Ways With Derrick Rose
After waiting and waiting and waiting, the Chicago Bulls have decided to part ways with superstar Derrick Rose.
The Chicago Bulls MVP has yet to play a game this season after suffering a torn ACL during last year’s playoffs. After getting clearance from his doctors and the Bulls medical staff, Rose still insisted on staying off the court despite increased intensity during team practices.
Rose signed a 5-year, $95 million dollar contract extension with the Bulls at the end of 2011. In February of 2012, the Chicago hometown hero signed a “lifetime” contract (actually 14 years, which is a lifetime in the NBA) with Adidas for $265 million.
Everything was coming up roses until his injury during the first game of the 2012 playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Chicago Bulls waited patiently as Rose rehabbed all season, hoping their All-Star could return in time for a playoff push.
With the MVP’s return still uncertain, the Bulls organization decided to use a stipulation in Rose’s contract that enables the team to waive him for reasons of mental toughness, laziness or if his family starts talking crazy smack to the press.
Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman declined to address the media at this time regarding Rose’s departure. Forman did announce that the Carlos Boozer era is in full effect and they hope to see his jersey hanging from the rafters alongside Jordan and Pippen one day.
Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf was seen stuffing D-Rose merchandise into the incinerator at the United Center. He also declined to comment.
Sources believe Rose is hoping to talk with the New Orleans Pelicans with hopes of being their backup point guard next season.
Chicago fans are in a depressed daze as they try to pick up the pieces of their damaged psyches over this loss.
In other news: Happy April Fools’ Day.
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