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Players around the league react to Derrick Rose’s injury

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose waits for the start of a media interview at the start of the team's training camp at the Berto Arena in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose waits for the start of a media interview at the start of the team’s training camp at the Berto Arena in Chicago, Illinois, September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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When Derrick Rose went down with an injury to his non-surgically repaired knee on Friday night in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers, it sent shockwaves throughout the NBA. It’s not hyperbolic to say this could end up being one of the most important injuries in the history of the league, and the gravity of the situation was not lost on players around the league.

While the NBA is chock full of some of the most competitive people on the planet, it’s also a very tight-knit fraternity. These are players that have experienced injuries, maybe avoided severe ones, and these guys know just how quickly everything can be taken one with one wrong step.

Here were some of the reactions from current and former players around the league:

No matter what “rivalry” we have with the bulls.. Hope it ain’t serious for D Rose! #ImACompetitor

— Paul George (@Paul_George24) November 23, 2013

Hope D.Rose will be ok #prayforhim

— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) November 23, 2013

Prayers out to @drose and @MarcGasol. Thinking positive thoughts and speedy recoveries.

— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) November 23, 2013

Forget about the loss. Let’s just hope DRose is OK. Thoughts go out to him. Let’s get some good news tomorrow on his status.

— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) November 23, 2013