It's Rose's camp holding him out and advising him to not come back. Paxon and Gar were internally pushing for him to return. Adidas wants him to pull the reigns in and resume his career next year. I'm starting to think Rose is a sell-out. Everything we idolized about him - the anti-LeBron, the humble superstar, the courageous kid from Chicago who would die for the cause... may all be a mirage.
Very disappointing. I feel like I shouldn't have even woken up today. If I'm Noah and Deng, I'd run to the front office and shut it down. Tell them I'm opting for surgery. What's the point? They're told by the front office, the media, and Derrick's camp to hold down the fort, as soon as Derrick heals, we're making a push for it. They've done their part. They've bled for the organization. Deng has put off reconstructive wrist surgery for two years now. Noah has chronic pain in his feet every season, having to due with his fascia most of the time.
What a fucking shame. I guess big business and corporate America continues to reign supreme.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald