So I have been hearing a lot this morning about the DRose Curse and I am not really upset about it at all.
If you haven’t heard yet, Caris LeVert of the Brooklyn Nets, sustained a seriously unfortunate ankle injury last night. If you want to check it out, you can click the video below. Just be warned though that it is not really for the faint of heart.
It really is unfortunate for a young player who was enjoying his best season to date, and I hope that he comes back stronger than before. Injuries like this have actually happened quite a bit over the last few years. It has happened to Paul George during a team USA game, it happened to Gordon Hayward last year, and to Louisville college star Kevin Ware.
One of the more peculiar things that has started to be pointed out on the internet about these injures is that Derrick Rose was present on the court at the time of almost every one of these injury occurrences. He was on the team when Paul George went down, and on the opposite team for both the Hayward and Levert injuries. I’m sure that if you dig deep enough on the internet now you’ll find a troll saying that he saw Derrick in the stands for the Kevin Ware injury too. It’s really an unfortunate coincidence for a guy who has one of the most decorated injury histories in the league. Social media has started to refer to this coincidence as The DRose Curse.
Even our very own captain of the ship reported on the Rose Curse, and he did a damn good job at it too. You can see his take here.
Is it really that much of a curse though? Well for Rose, it hasn’t been much of a curse at all this year. In fact, Rose still went on to have another solid performance last night looking more and more like the NBA’s comeback player of the year. His seasonal averages currently sit 19.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 threes during an average of 30 mins played each night. Those aren’t really superstar numbers anymore, but it’s definitely encouraging to see from a guy who was contemplating retiring from basketball just last year.
I want this to continue for this man. In fact, Derrick Rose deserves a full healthy season in the NBA so bad that I’ll be the first to say that if it takes a few other bodies getting hurt to see this happen then so be it. Let this Curse strike so much fear in his opponents that they’re afraid to step on the court with him. I’ll take any advantage Rose can get to win a ring because if there’s one thing I want to see in sports, it’s Derrick Rose a NBA champion.
Now if you don’t understand sarcasm, I am not really wishing for other players to get hurt and have season ending injuries. That’s just cruel and inhumane, but if Rose goes on to play a full healthy season and win any type of hardware at the end of it then that’s just a sacrifice for the greater good that I’m willing to cope with.
It’s about time some of Derrick’s luck and injury history start to work in his favor. I mean this is a guy who was the youngest MVP in the league, suffered career altering injures, traded for a cheeseburger and fries (Robin Lopez and Jose Calderon, HA) to the Knicks, signed for the Veteran’s minimum in Cleveland, and then traded to and released by the Utah Jazz. So if it takes the allusion of this curse to get Derrick the respect he deserves in this league back then count me in.
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