Clutch Mentality: Welcome to The Club Derrick Rose

December 10th, 2010 by Faizan Qurashi Leave a reply »
In case you've been residing under a rock for the first quarter of the NBA season, there's a new superstar taking the league by storm, and he goes by the name of Derrick Rose. 

This kid is something else

So far, Rose has proven to us just about everything we felt he needed to add to his NBA game. So let's make a quick mental note as to what that was. 

Improve jump-shot - Check

Obtain a reliable 3pt shot - Check

Improve passing/assist numbers - Check

Improve as a defender - Check

And now

Become a clutch player - CHECK

Yes, that's right folks. Rose has finally entered into the upper echelon of the elite in the NBA when it comes to closing games. And no matter what the critics continue to doubt about Rose's game (i.e. John Hollinger A.K.A. Rose's newest hater), there's no denying his NOW clutch ability to put the team on his back and carry them to the victory. 

Tonight proved to me and should prove to you all that Rose has learned to make the right plays and hit the big shots simply off of instinct. Thibodeau after the game said he wasn' ...

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