A Winter in Chicago Without Derrick Rose, Stacey King

October 21st, 2011 by Kevin Jackman Leave a reply »
Every single time I see the uber-cheesy Derrick Rose commercial—the one with him putting spin moves on the matador and then dunking on a wide open hoop—it reminds me of a very painful reality.

We may have to go a year without seeing him play in a Chicago Bulls uniform.

Sure the NBA’s elite will be playing in games during the first two weeks in November, but it just will not be the same as seeing Rose duel it out with Dwyane Wade or Chris Paul in a REAL basketball game.  

This lockout is coming at the most inopportune time for the Chicago Bulls, who figured to be one of the title contenders for the 2011-2012 season. Their core is in the midst of their prime years with Rose, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah coming together to be a very potent nucleus.

Add in the prospect that we won’t hear Stacey King’s ridiculous commentary along side Neil Funk and this could be the worst winter in Chicago in a while (though meteorologists were already saying the same thing).

To be fair, it's not just in Chicago. Fans throughou ...

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