Reigning MVP Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks 104-99 last night, with Rose leading the way with 32 points. Two of those 32 points came on this emphatic dunk in the fourth quarter:
Rose was visibly peeved for not getting some calls from the refs throughout the game and even expressed his displeasure with the officiating afterwards:
Rose said he “kinda blacked out (during the dunk). I was probably mad because I wasn’t getting calls all game. That was probably the reason why.”
“I’ve gotta be the only superstar in the league that’s going through what I’m going through right now,” the reigning MVP said. “But I can’t say too much about it.”
Told he may get fined by the league for his comments, Rose was again uncharacteristically defiant.
”I could care less right now,” he said.
The NBA fined Rose $25,000 Tuesday for his comments, the first fine of his four-year career. Either way, his displeasure made for a great highlight. The Bulls currently own the best record in the NBA at 35-9 are are 2 games ahead of the Miami Heat for best record in the East with 22 regular season games left on their schedule.