Derrick Rose Is Working Wonders For The Stellar Reputation Of The NBA
As you can see, the picture is of Derrick Rose at a party, in a smoke-filled room, throwing up gang signs, this one reportedly for Chicago's Gangster Disciples gang.
As Tremendous Upside Potential notes, this could have been taken back when he was at Memphis, or during his high school days in Chicago.
But is this really the image that the NBA wants one of its brightest young stars to project? They just had a former referee get roughed up in jail by the mafia, and their officiating is still the most criticized in all of the major sports.
With things like this, as well as the issue about his questionable SAT scores at Memphis, and perhaps there's reason for Bulls fans to be a little concerned. While Rose is definitely supremely talented, there may be some character issues that could play out rather poorly in the long run. And that's the last thing the NBA needs right now.
Did You Really Need to Be Photographed Throwing Up Gang Signs? [The Big Lead]
The offseason can't end soon enough for Derrick Rose [Tremendous Upside Potential]