Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Derrick Rose breaks down at promotional event in Chicago

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose breaks down and cries

(Credit: AP)

About halfway through the expected 8-12 month recovery time for his torn left ACL, Derrick Rose appeared in Chicago to unveil his new shoe, the adidas D Rose 3.

The event coordinators started the event by playing Rose's latest adidas commercial, part of a marketing campaign coined "#thereturn."

An emcee then took the microphone to introduce the Bulls point guard. For a...

Read more »

Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant on cover of NBA 2K13

The cover of NBA 2K13.

(Credit: 2K Sports)

Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant will grace the cover of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports announced Tuesday.

The 2K Sports series returns to active NBA players after using legends on the cover the previous two years; Michael Jordan was on the cover for NBA 2K11, and Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Jordan were on separate covers for NBA 2K12.

Unlike last season, Rose, Durant and Griffin...

Read more »

Is Derrick Rose's 2012-13 season in jeopardy?

Injured Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose prepares to

(Credit: AP Photo/Daily Herald, Steve Lundy)

The Chicago Bulls are preparing for the 2012-13 season as if starting point guard Derrick Rose won't be available.

During Chicago's first round series against the 76ers, Rose tore his ACL and meniscus. And according to Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times, "The Bulls aren't counting on Rose returning next season. They aren't even planning on it."

The injury, which sidelined...

Read more »

Derrick Rose leads jersey sales; Lin second

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) stands in

(Credit: AP)

Chicago Bulls point guard and 2011 MVP Derrick Rose had the best-selling NBA jersey from April 2011-2012.

Rose overtook LeBron James as the league's most popular jersey.

Last season, Rose played in 81 games for the Bulls, averaging 25.0 points and 7.7 assists per game en route to the MVP. This year, though, Rose battled injuries; he appeared in just 39 games, and averaged 21.8 points...

Read more »

Rose talks fame, Obama, 'Decision' with GQ

Derrick Rose on the cover of the May

(Credit: Nathaniel Goldberg/GQ)

You won't see Derrick Rose riding his bike to a game, holding a city hostage with a free agent decision, or holding live chats with fans on Twitter.

In other words, Rose isn't LeBron James.

The Chicago-raised Bulls point guard spoke with writer Will Leitch for the May issue of GQ about life in the limelight for somebody who, simply put, hates it.

"It gets on my nerves...

Read more »

Poll: Derrick Rose returned sooner than expected

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls looks

(Credit: Getty Images)

After an extended absence, Derrick Rose was back on the court for the Bulls last Sunday, playing 39 minutes in a 100-99 overtime loss to the Knicks.

Rose, who was sidelined with a groin injury, was originally listed as day-to-day. In the end, though, there were questions whether the reigning MVP would even return for the playoffs.

Newsday.com readers were skeptical, too: A majority believed...

Read more »

Poll: Sixers headed for early playoff exit?

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins looks out

(Credit: AP)

The second half of the season hasn't been kind to the Philadelphia 76ers. After starting the season 20-9, Philly has dropped 14 of 23 games, falling to 29-23. In the process, they relinquished control of the Atlantic Division for the first time since early January.

Philadelphia now trails the Celtics by one game in the division, but is firmly in seventh place in the East. Where will they finish,...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NBA videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday