HE’S BACK: Rose Confirms Return Next Season

It’s been over a year since we began following Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose’s dramatic road to recovery. On Sunday, Rose put any lingering doubts to rest about his long anticipated return next season. THANK GOODNESS. After the whirlwind of “Rose Returning” rumors during the playoffs, I don’t think our Bulls-loving hearts could take anymore disappointment. It’s time to dust off your DRose jerseys and get ready to watch our favorite Chicago Bull make his triumphant comeback.

Rose who is currently touring Europe to promote his Adidas clothing and shoe line told the media in Spain, “I should be able to play in the first game of the season,” according to HoopsHype.com. “I know I’m anxious right now to play. My health is everything right now, it’s 100 percent. But right now, the first game … I will definitely be playing it.” Rose also gave a shout-out to coach Tom Thibodeau for his constant support throughout last season as well as working with him so much this off-season.

The bad news, Rose’s big debut is most likely going to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the Bulls’ preseason game against the Washington Wizards (he hinted to it on his website). The Bulls are one of a few teams handpicked by NBA Commissioner David Stern to represent the NBA in a foreign market.

Although we’d prefer DRose make his comeback on the hardwood floors of the United Center, we’re ecstatic that the former MVP is finally truly returning to the court.

And queue Derrick Rose hype video:

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NBA says “No Flopping Allowed”

ESPN has reported that the NBA is trying to stop the floppers. League Commissioner David Stern has had enough with players deceiving the officials by flopping like weak little fish and has been seeking a way to properly penalize the “phony” aspiring actors of the NBA.

The new procedures will likely involve a review after the game is played by the league office, rather than an official calling an infraction during the game, NBA spokesperson Tim Frank said. Players likely would be fined if the league determined they flopped. $$$

“If you continue to do this, you may you have to suffer some consequences,” Stern said about flopping during the NBA Finals. “What those exactly should be and what the progression is, is to be decided, because … we just want to put a stake in the ground that says this is not something that we want to be part of our game, without coming down with a sledgehammer but just doing it in a minimalist way to begin stamping it out. And I think there are ways we can do that and we’ll have to wait and see exactly what we come up with.”

Uh oh? What is Chris Bosh, or better yet the entire Miami Heat team going to do once this new procedure is implemented (yea Bron Bron you’re just as bad)? Bring on the fines Stern!