saying you won't come back until your 110% is absurd when your teammates are continuously playing at 50%. I understand the long term ramifications and I'm not telling him to comeback early, but don't fucking postpone your return because your bitch and you have shoe companies in your ear trying to tell you to sit just so they can hype you up so more.
It's not just the shoe company being Derrick's mouthpiece. It is also BJ Armstrong - former Chicago Bull turned nemesis. BJ has always had an axe to grind with the organization. Cut twice by Reinsdorf. Back when the Bulls sucked (post Jordan, 1999-2005 ish), Jerry Kraus was running the show. Kraus hired BJ Armstrong, former Bulls player, to be a scout. Well, BJ wasn't exactly scouting much. He read philosophy books on company time in his office and chose to do other things unrelated to the job.
Fast forward a little bit, Reinsdorf fires Jerry Kraus and is looking for a new General Manager and front office team. BJ is interim GM in some sense, meaning Reinsdorf has him run day-to-day operations while Reinsdorf puts together a list of candidates he would like to interview. It's during this time that BJ Armstrong trades Elton Brand, rookie of the year and best Chicago Bulls player to where a uniform since Michael Jordan (Elton was really an excellent player in his younger years before injuries) for Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry.
Neither Tyson nor Eddy worked out. Tyson was giving the guys to the city by BJ and was counted on to be the next Kevin Garnett, straight out of high school. It didn't work out, but Reinsdorf was frustrated with an epicly horrendous trade that changed the outlook of the franchise. Reinsdorf calls BJ into the office, tells him to pack up all his belongings and to NOT return again. Since BJ never had the power to make a decision himself with checking with his superiors (Reinsdorf), Jerry launches some type of investigation, that is dropped later on, into BJ not abiding by internal control procedures Jerry set forth.
Today, Rose is represented/advised by not only his very own brother, Reggie, but also by BJ Armstrong and his management firm. And BJ has as much to do with this whole ordeal as Adidas.
Consider yourself enlightened by MY POST.