April 28, 2012

Derrick Rose Tears ACL, Done For Playoffs

Damn, how much dick does this news suck?? I know I'm a Heat fan, but this bad for the league as a whole because and totally shifts the competitive balance in the East. Also, with this injury happening so late, you've got to wonder if Rose will even be ready for the start of next season. This is just bad news all the way around.

Even with this injury, I still don't think my Heat are just going to breeze through to the Finals. If we can finish off the Knicks (don't think they're gonna shoot 36% from the field with Carmelo going 3-15 for 11 and Amare going 2-7 for 9 every game), we still have to beat a tough young Pacers team, and a Celtics team that isn't one bit afraid of us. Yes, that's a little lighter than having to play the Bulls, but still no easy feat.

Now, a quick message for people blaming Tom Thibodeau for Rose's injury: SHUT THE FUCK UP! Yeah, the Bulls were up 12 with 1:10 left to play, but that doesn't mean you can just take your foot off the gas. Unless you have a ridiculous lead like the Heat today, there's no reason to pull your starters. A few buckets by the Sixers and a few turnovers by the Bulls bench and the lead could've been manageable real quick. That fact that people would even think to blame Thibs is just another reminder of how many people don't know what the fuck they're talking about when it comes to sports.

The last thing I wanted to talk about is the Olympics. With this injury to Rose, and Dwight Howard's back surgery, Team USA is all of a sudden down 2 starters. One more major injury and we could really be in trouble.