Eventually, the Derrick Rose jokes will subside. Pretty soon, it will be an after thought that he decided to remain in a suit and tie even though his team needed him and he was medically cleared. The recent struggles of Robert Griffin III plays a role in that.
But it’s official: Rose is back. The Pacers hosted the Bulls on Saturday night and Rose was finally in the lineup, seeing live NBA game action, albeit the preseason.
Rose added about 10 pounds of muscle, but he looked just as quick when he scored his first bucks since April of 2012.