The Miami Heat’s Lebron James and Dwyane Wade had nothing but good things to say about the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose during All-Star weekend.
James launched right into praise for the defending MVP when asked about rose.
James told ESPN:
“It’s amazing, honestly… Derrick has definitely evolved the point guard position. He’s doing it; him and Russell [Westbrook] are two guys with speed, athleticism, can score, can pass, can jump, can do everything at the point guard position. I think D-Rose from end to end, is probably one of the fastest, quickest guys that we have with the ball in our game. It’s always exciting to get out there with him.”
Wade also had good things to say about Rose, but the best Wade offered the Chicago Bull was to say that Rose reminded him of a young Dwyane Wade.
“I see a lot of the things I did when I was younger, probably on a little bit more athletic of a level with him. But I do see the things that he does and I’ll be like, ‘Man, I used to do that.’ or ‘Man, I’ve done that before.’ But he does it at another notch up than even when I did it. He’s so athletic and he’s so fast. … We’re going to compete against each other. We’re going to play against each other, but from Chicago, in a sense I’m proud to say that we’re from the same place. And the person that he is as well. That kid right there, he’s going to be a star in this league for many years to come. He’s an unbelievable talent.”
While Rose’s two biggest competitors offered him praise, the Chicago Bull said that he hasn’t been playing his best basketball this year. Rose said:
“I haven’t [done] anything this year yet to be MVP. One guy that’s ballin’ right now is Kevin Durant. He’s ballin’ right now. Putting up numbers. Playing great, shooting high percentage. He’s ballin’.”
The Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat are the two best teams in the East this year and will likely face each other again in the playoffs. The last time the two teams played in the post-season the Heat took the series in five games.
Do you think the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls will be playing each other again in the post-season?