Derrick Rose Is Late, Accuser Is Grilled

The key defendant in the gang rape trial of Derrick Rose was late. Derrick Rose waltzed into the courtroom some forty minutes after Jane Doe’s testimony started, a strange beginning. It could have been strategic, a way to shake up the accuser who was on the stand. Or, it could have been accidental. Nevertheless, it…

Can Derrick Rose Clear His Name?

In a few days (October 4th) Derrick Rose will stand trial in a civil courtroom. He and co-defendants Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen will defend themselves against an accusation of gang rape that took place in the month of August 2013. Though his co-defendants have the very real life stigma and consequence of having the…

Derrick Rose and the Absence of Malice

Eighteen hours after the Derrick Rose civil suit was made public last summer, the media complex latched onto the sordid nature of the allegations against him in spectacular fashion.  Morning television shows provided Rose’s lawyer an opportunity to describe the charges against him by a former girlfriend as being baseless, a subjective lens to be sure.…

Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard Left off Olympic Team Roster

USA Basketball released the names of the 30 players who will make up the pool for the United States Men’s Basketball team, from which the Olympic roster will be selected. The usual suspects were there, Steph Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook. The Warriors have all their big time shot makers as do the…

Derrick Rose: 22 Shots In New Offense

(Chicago 97, Cleveland 95) Shortly after his first preseason game, Derrick Rose was effusive in his commentary about the new Bulls offense instituted by rookie head coach Fred Hoiberg who, like the rest of us, was bored to tears by the offense under defensive guru Tom Thibodeau. Specifically, Rose felt stifled by the deliberate sets…

Derrick Rose: He’s Back But Is He Really Back?

(Our Basketball Panel Answers 6 Questions about Derrick Rose) Tonight Derrick Rose will play in limited minutes in his first pre-season game. How surprised are you that he’s back? They were talking about sitting him the first week of the season.  C.J. Hampshire: I think that week off thing was worse case scenario. Get him…

The Delayed Return of Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was expected to return to the Bulls on Wednesday but he is not completely healed from his eye bone surgery, specifically swelling around the eye. He won’t be available to play the rest of the preseason and may miss opening night against the Cavaliers on October 27th which will be played two weeks…