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Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose says he needs to be a better leader

There are 107 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 4, 2009, titled Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose says he needs to be a better leader. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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Hardliner

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 4, 2009
If by being a better leader he means not choking at the free throw line when the game is in the balance like he did in the 2008 NCAA Championship game and at the end of the third overtime against Boston in game six than yes I am complete agreement he needs to become a better leader. If he is just spouting off cliches than he can sit and spin on it.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#2 May 4, 2009
Hardliner wrote:
If by being a better leader he means not choking at the free throw line when the game is in the balance like he did in the 2008 NCAA Championship game and at the end of the third overtime against Boston in game six than yes I am complete agreement he needs to become a better leader. If he is just spouting off cliches than he can sit and spin on it.
You are one pathetic drip...
I haven't been Rose's biggest fan, either,but she sure as hell does not deserved the choker label because of a couple of missed foul shots at the age of 20.
Bullsfan

El Dorado Hills, CA

#3 May 4, 2009
Hardliner wrote:
If by being a better leader he means not choking at the free throw line when the game is in the balance like he did in the 2008 NCAA Championship game and at the end of the third overtime against Boston in game six than yes I am complete agreement he needs to become a better leader. If he is just spouting off cliches than he can sit and spin on it.
Thanks for the comment, now go sit down until you actually learn basketball.
beautiful squirrel

Cordele, GA

#4 May 4, 2009
Free throws? Free throws? Are we talking about free throws? Seriously? Free throws?
NumberNine

Bradenton, FL

#5 May 4, 2009
He struggled with deferring....and Ben Gordon took advantage of that to the detriment of the team.

Bye bye Ben
Mel

United States

#6 May 4, 2009
Part of being a better point guard is the referees finally recognizing Rose IS getting hit when he's driving to the hoop. But I'm not worried about Rose improving. Chicago knows it. The Bulls know it. Most important Rose knows it.
Fan

Olive Branch, MS

#7 May 4, 2009
You did a good job kid. Needs to cut down on the turn overs. That will come with a little more time in the paint and start to look for a few more sure things and less making it happen.
Bill Self

Saint Paul, MN

#8 May 4, 2009
Hardliner wrote:
If by being a better leader he means not choking at the free throw line when the game is in the balance like he did in the 2008 NCAA Championship game and at the end of the third overtime against Boston in game six than yes I am complete agreement he needs to become a better leader. If he is just spouting off cliches than he can sit and spin on it.
I agree everytime I polish my 2008 NCAA Championship ring I give mad props to Rose and his propensity for choking at the line in big games. He should learn to be a better leader. Rock Chalk Jay Hawk!
Meatman

Vienna, VA

#9 May 4, 2009
Hardliner wrote:
If by being a better leader he means not choking at the free throw line when the game is in the balance like he did in the 2008 NCAA Championship game and at the end of the third overtime against Boston in game six than yes I am complete agreement he needs to become a better leader. If he is just spouting off cliches than he can sit and spin on it.
Wow!!!That was college get over it man.He is 20 years old he will be fine.In the mean why dont you go find another team to root for because you dont appreciate what this kid brings to our franchise.
Jim Bob

Pensacola, FL

#10 May 4, 2009
Sure, Rose has to improve in certain facets of the game, but man he has got some God-given talent. I really like his demeanor and the way he handled himself this year.

Kirk has to go up against Derrick in practice and also guard some of the best players in the league. If he says he is going to be great, that means alot more than my two cents worth opinion.

I believe D Rose had a fine year for a rookie. Bulls did all right on this first round pick. I also think that Noah improved throughout the year and should get better as time goes on.

I am already looking forward to next year, the upcoming draft, and some more trades to make this team better. I still would like to see the Bulls acquire either Carlos Boozer or Chris Kamen.

Enjoyed watching this season. Things are looking up for the Bulls. Next year we could be one of the most improved teams as far as record in the NBA. Go Bulls!!!!!!!

Mr Rose

Orlando, FL

#11 May 4, 2009
Hey "hardliner" I'm sure you have choked once in a while in your Old Milwaukee beer! Here you have someone who must probably couldn't even play marbles criticizing a 20 year old professional basketball player who had just won the Rookie of the Year award! Absolutely pathetic!
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#12 May 4, 2009
NumberNine wrote:
He struggled with deferring....and Ben Gordon took advantage of that to the detriment of the team.
Bye bye Ben
You hit it right on the head!
Elew

Dolton, IL

#13 May 4, 2009
Wow!!!!!
Now if we can get Deng to ask the Wizard of Oz for some heart.
And Tyrus a brain.
Seriously,if Noah works WITH Rose this summer to develop timing and post moves the Bulls would be tough to deal with.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#14 May 4, 2009
Elew wrote:
Wow!!!!!
Now if we can get Deng to ask the Wizard of Oz for some heart.
And Tyrus a brain.
Seriously,if Noah works WITH Rose this summer to develop timing and post moves the Bulls would be tough to deal with.
I love the season Noah had, but I don't think he's got much of a ceiling with that shot of his.
Arif

Plainfield, IL

#15 May 4, 2009
If the Bulls can find an interior post player, the Bulls will be in position to compete at a higher level next season. Rose was terrific this season and he will definitely increase his presence next season. It'll be fascinating to see what the Bulls will do this off-season in free agency and the draft. It's important to note that the Bulls have the 16th and I believe the 26th pick in the 1st round.
Tony T Bone

Lincoln, IL

#18 May 4, 2009
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>I love the season Noah had, but I don't think he's got much of a ceiling with that shot of his.
Noah is a big dope.Arms and legs flying out of control.Play defense son and we can all do away with the fake defense
Mr Rose

Orlando, FL

#20 May 4, 2009
It seems "tony t bone" is projecting his personal fantasies, like getting blasted through his "kulu"!
Brian

Montgomery, IL

#21 May 4, 2009
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>You are one pathetic drip...
I haven't been Rose's biggest fan, either,but she sure as hell does not deserved the choker label because of a couple of missed foul shots at the age of 20.
ya wow he's no choker ! HAHAHA Boston loses tonight. Back to rose, Yes he dose need leadership help, but he need to gain all RESPECT from being in the league for a few years first.(remember he's just a ROOK) himself .
Brian

Montgomery, IL

#22 May 4, 2009
Tony T Bone wrote:
<quoted text>Noah is a big dope.Arms and legs flying out of control.Play defense son and we can all do away with the fake defense
Watch the tapes and u see Noah Doing a lot of other things other than making shots. My thought is maybe think of him as a Rodman type player rebounding and creates havoc, if he stays in the weight room this summer, look out next season. Ha Ha Boston lost Tonight!!!!!
That Dos Equis Guy

Mesa, AZ

#23 May 4, 2009
Tony T Bone wrote:
<quoted text>Noah is a big dope.Arms and legs flying out of control.Play defense son and we can all do away with the fake defense
Once again, Ottumwa, Iowa has led in its water.
There was something on CNN the other day and Tony T Bag's wife was being led out of their trailer home with a crane.
She's a big gal.

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