Report: Distance from son in Chicago ‘weighing very heavily’ on Derrick Rose
About a year ago, Chicago native Derrick Rose said he wanted to spend his entire career with the Bulls and cited his son:
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
Regarding Rose, told this isn't all of it but that being away from his son more is weighing very heavily on him.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) January 10, 2017
Paralleling what I wrote about Rose’s reported feud with Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek: Rose might be burdened by missing his son. That may or may not explain all or part of the guard skipping a Knicks game.
Rose wouldn’t be the first person who struggled as work took him far from his family. He’d just be dealing with it on a far bigger stage than most. That situation would usually garner sympathy, but Rose’s stature and fans’ loyalty to organizations rather than players won’t earn him much benefit of the doubt – though he could still get, and might deserve, some.
On that note, a reminder of Kurt’s wise point: We might get fed a version of events that doesn’t necessarily match reality but is what Rose and/or the Knicks believe they can sell, especially now as we’re all light on answers for such a strange situation.