Stop calling Derrick Rose a Bum.

So here we go again. Derrick Rose takes an elbow to the face during the first practice of the year for the Chicago Bulls and needs surgery to fix. Surgery…Again…Sound familiar? Well this sounds like something horrible and bad and a setback, this tends to be a 3 – 4 week sideline for the Bulls starting point guard. With the season starting in less than 30 days, the time table could prove to see Rose return for the Bulls season opener vs the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27th.

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USA beats up on Lithuania and advances to Gold Medal Match

USA Basketball won their match up against Lithuania 96-68 behind Kyrie Irvings 18 points. It was an aggressive, physical game where a lot of USA’s starters were on the bench early with foul trouble. USA did as they have appeared to have done most of the games in this tournament, keep it close early on. Continue reading

USA Destroys Slovenia as Derrick Rose improves.

USA Basketball had their way in the second half with Slovenia, scoring 37 points in the 3rd and 33 points in the 4th quarter to end the game with a convincing 43 point victory. Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 20 points, as Derrick Rose led the team in assists with 5. On top of the 5 assists, Derrick showed speed as he went the length of the court in a flash and split 4 Slovenia players for a layup. Continue reading