7
Jan
2019

Derrick Rose Apologizes After Telling Critics “Kill Yourself”

Written by Andre Palmer in Blog

Derrick Rose Apologizes After Saying “Kill Yourself” to Critics

Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose made comments during a speedy interview on Monday which has placed him in the hot seat. The 30-year-old NBA star made some controversial remarks when discussing his former coach Tom Thibodeau being fired as a coach and team president from the Minnesota team.In the midst of Rose speaking to his experience of working with Thibodeau, he sent a message to critics who have been shocked by his comeback during this NBA season,

I had a kid at that time, my baby girl. And no teams wasn’t looking for me at all. I was basically out the league. And even coming here, everybody didn’t know I was gonna play this way. Like, [Thibodeau] believed me. I believed in myself. My family believed in me. And my little guy Art believed in me. And we got it done. But like I said, think that I’m not gonna play the same way, kill yourself, because I believe in myself.

Derrick Rose

Rose has responded to his remarks on Twitter Monday (Jan. 7),

I messed up by using the slang term “kill yourself” today in response to a question about whether I can continue to perform without coach Thibs. I did not mean it literally and regret using it so I apologize.

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