Yesterday was a big night for hitting game-winners then cursing in walk-off interviews.
Nemanja Bjelica made the game-winning 3-pointer for the Kings against the Rockets then said, “F— it, we deserved this win, man.”
Derrick Rose also made a game-winning jumper for the Pistons against the Pelicans then said on Fox Sports Detroit:
Excuse my English, but I’m born to do this s—. Dead serious. This is what I do.
Rose spent a large portion of his life as an elite basketball player. Then, he had multiple lost years with the Bulls, slipped with the Knicks and was downright awful with the Cavaliers. It seemed he could fall out of the NBA entirely.
He’s clearly darned proud of persevering.
He also doesn’t always explain that in the most polite language.
Based on the Marc Gasol precedent of saying “f—” in an on-court interview, Bjelica will probably get fined. Is “s—” OK, though? What a fascinating question for the league office.