Because of his stature as a first overall draft pick, Rookie of the Year, playoff wizard, MVP and starting point man on a team fighting to earn the league's best record two years running, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has played a healthy portion of his NBA career on national TV. As a result, his performance against the New York Knicks on ESPN during Monday night was a little shocking. Not the 32 points, seven assists and six rebounds; that's a Derrick Rose night for you. It was his ire, though, that surprised. Dude was ticked at the officials for a series of non-calls.
After the win, while pointing out that he "could [not] care less" about a potential fine from the NBA, Rose went off on the officials to the assembled media. From ESPN Chicago:
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"I've gotta be the only superstar in the league that's going through what I'm going through right now," the reigning MVP said. "But I can't say too much about it. How many times did I shoot today?" Rose asked. "I'm the point guard."