When news broke of Derrick Rose's supposed "break" from the league, the NBA world went crazy. The story revolving around the former MVP, while a sad one, is one of the most popular in the league.
Already, people have begun to concoct theories and make predictions on the situation of Rose. While a lot of fans think Rose's playing days are done, the Cavs and head coach Tyronn Lue say they expect him back with the team this season. But what of LeBron James? What does the best player in the world have to say about the peculiar state of affairs with his Cavalier teammate?
In a chat with ESPN, LeBron James wished nothing but happiness for his fellow Cleveland baller:
"We want, whatever he decides to do, we want the best for him," James said following the Cavs' win over the Hornets on Friday. "At the end of the day, you can't substitute nothing for happiness. And obviously, we know the injuries that he's been going through his whole career. We hope this ain't the end, but if it is, I was happy I got an opportunity to spend a couple months with him and watch him be the great point guard that he once was.
"But at the end of the day, a clearer head, there's no substitute for that. We want the best for Derrick. ... No matter if he comes back, no matter if he doesn't, we want him as an individual, as a man, as a father to be just happy with whatever decision he makes."
It's nothing but support for Derrick.
It's hard to imagine what the guy is going through, but the reports definitely indicate his basketball career may be over. As the world waits for the situation to develop, the Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, will have their focus on one thing, and one thing only: winning.