"The Return" lasted all but 10 games. Derrick Rose is, once again, out for the remainder of the season and this one really hurts. It hurts the legacy of the youngest ever NBA MVP, the franchise cornerstone of a proud Bulls franchise. It hurts that same franchise that basically ripped apart its roster last year to put complimentary pieces around a superstar who will no longer be there. It hurts the NBA who needed a superstar who displays humility, but who on any given night, can bring the arena to euphoria. It hurts a certain sneaker brand who put all of it’s marbles on Rose and has been hyping the return for almost a year now.
But this one will also hurt the knees.
Knees have had a bad reputation in basketball players, soccer players, and almost all contact sport athletes. Injuries like the dreaded ACL, MCL and even the less common PCL tears, and with the case of D-Rose, the meniscus tear. But is the knee really at fault or does the blame lie on its upstairs or downstairs neighbors?Read More »from Is there such a thing as “weak knees”?