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Derrick Rose Has A Message For The Haters


Considering the direction Rose's career has talen over the last few years, it's no surprise he's been on the wrong side of memes and jokes. Usually, the former MVP point-guard ignores the noise. This time, however, he decided to respond in a rather agressive sort of way.

In a chat with ESPN's Nick Friedell, Rose told all the haters he really doesn't care what they think...

"This is how I feel about it, the whole perspective on it: You could have your perspective on me, as far as I'm a bum, I can't play, I can't shoot, this and that, all right, cool," he said, according to's Nick Friedell. "I have no hard feelings with that. I'm cool with that. [If] that's how you feel, that's how you feel, but at the same time, I don't need your f--king validation. I know who I am, I know what type of player I am. So you respect that and I respect that [point of view] and we should be good. That's how I feel about it."

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Boom... how 'bout that? He doesn't need our validation.

Derrick Rose is done with all the scrutiny. For the first time in a while, he's ready to finally focus on basketball. This time, let's hope it translates into the resurrection of his already fantastic career.