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Derrick Rose apologizes for telling doubters to kill themselves

Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to his three pointer during a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Addressing those who doubt his ability to persevere sans Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose said multiple times today, “Kill yourself.”


I’m glad Rose apologized. Those words were jarring and insensitive when presented to a mass audience. They affected people in ways he probably never initially considered.

It’s good that he reflected now and addressed it.