Originally Posted by Notorious
...recovering from an injury is both physical and mental. Just because Rose may be physically ready, doesn't mean he's mentally ready.
If that's the case, then he is just a giant pussy and not someone I'd want as the leader of my team. A leader of a team should be mentally tough and have a killer instinct. What he shouldn't be is scared to take the court after the injury has healed.
I am not ready to crucify him just yet though. Before all this happened, I liked Derrick Rose. It could be that this is the media blowing things out of proportion. It could be that he will be back on the court in the next week or two and playing like a true leader should be. If he does, then this is just all talk and will be forgotten. But if he continues to sit out when he could be helping his team...
It's still early March and he's been cleared to play. What happens next will go a long ways towards people's opinion about him.