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Derrick Rose says he's NBA's best
Derrick Rose was hurt in 2012-13. His confidence, though, hasn't suffered a scratch. In an interview with CNN, the 24-year-old Chicago Bull (and former NBA MVP) named himself when asked who is the best player in the league. On one hand, that sort of confidence is essential -- especially for someone who stirred some controversy by missing the entirety of last season with a torn ACL. Then again, LeBron James has won two straight MVP awards and four of the past five ...
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Should MLB expand instant replay?
Baseball has been testing the idea of instant replay as of late -- it's had review on home run calls since 2008 -- and the league seems committed to moving forward with an expanded replay system. Joe Torre is ''pretty confident'' that an as-yet-undefined expansion of instant replay will be in place by 2014. Extensive replay has worked well for the NFL, even adding a level of drama to the proceedings that had otherwise been absent, but does baseball need more trips to the booth?
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Derrick Rose at 100 percent?
It's been more than a year since anyone saw Derrick Rose play NBA basketball, but according to the Bulls' superstar, that's about to change. Rose said during a European barnstorming tour that he feels 100 percent and will be good to go for the beginning of the season. That's got to be good to hear for Bulls fans, some of whom wanted to see Rose make a go at it in this year's playoffs. Whether Rose will be his old self, however, is the biggest question.
The Bulls made a game of it, but in the end, their loss to the Heat might have been an inevitability. Chicago's a good team, but without Derrick Rose, it's just short of elite. Rose has come under fire for his playoff absence this season -- he seemed to be approaching full speed in practice, and he could have definitely helped the Bulls against LeBron James & Co. -- but the real question is what his future looks like. ACL injuries are no joke, and Rose is important enough to the Bulls that our experts don't fault him for sitting out, but that might be cold comfort to fans focused on the here and now.
Joakim Noah and the rest of the Bulls did their best, but without Rose's explosiveness, taking on the Heat was just too much for them to handle.
Back to basics?
You never know how a player will come back from a knee injury -- Bulls fans are likely hoping for an Adrian Peterson situation with Rose.
A ring for Rose?
Rose's résumé is sparkling -- he's been both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player -- but it'll be incomplete if he never wins a ring.