LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and a number of Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets players wore “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in warmups after the death of Eric Garner in New York. NBA players have made other protest fashion statements, with no repercussions from the league. Saturday, the WNBA rescinded the fines.
Derrick Rose has never lacked confidence. At times it’s an irrational confidence — which is why New Yorkers will relate to him. You’re going to need that belief in yourself to be a little guard (officially 6’3″) weaving your way through the trees of the NBA in the paint to become an MVP. You’re going to need that to bounce back from multiple knee injuries and still be an impactful NBA player. Optimism about yourself and the future can lead to great things. Then there’s the other edge of the sword. The Knicks had an interesting off-season adding Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings and coach Jeff Hornacek to Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Lang Whitaker of NBA.com asked Rose