Joakim Noah defends Derrick Rose: “Everybody needs to chill out”

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The Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 100-93 on Thursday night, but the victory was marred by a hamstring injury suffered by Derrick Rose near the end of the game. The timing wasn’t great, because Rose had caused a stir this week with comments about planning for his long-term future.

But his teammates seem to have his back, and after the game, Bulls center Joakim Noah defended Rose in typically memorable fashion:

Noah’s comments reinforce how much Rose’s teammates believe in him, and how difficult it is to understand the things these players put their bodies through. Hopefully, Rose’s injury isn’t serious and he’s back on the court soon.