After just five seasons in the NBA Derrick Rose’s right knee has announced his retirement from basketball. “I have been playing basketball now for nearly 22 years and I feel like it’s time that I start spending some time with my family. The game of basketball has been very good to me and I have nothing but respect for the game and Chicago Bulls fans but I have to do what is best for me. I want to be able to walk with my kids at graduation. I want to walk down the aisle at their weddings”
The announcement comes as a surprise to most fans as it is on the heels of Chicago Bulls management announcing that Rose would return from meniscus surgery in four to six weeks.
“Yes I heard the announcement from the Bulls” Rose’s right knee stated “but that’s not me. I have to do what’s best for me. Besides I talked to ‘lefty’ the other day and he’s thinking about it too.”