After learning of Derrick Rose’s season-ending torn ACL last night, Bulls forward Kyle Korver took to Facebook to share his thoughts.
What he had to say was heartfelt and classy, and a great example of how social media can be pretty awesome in terms of interaction among athletes and their fans.
Here are his words:
Right about now, the disbelief has faded, anger has subsided and were all wondering… why? Why. Why. Why Derrick, again? Derrick is more than an MVP to our team. He’s our friend, our brother he inspires us to be the very best we can be, just by who he is and how hard he plays. That he has spent so much time this year hurt, was frustrating. Now that he is out for the rest of the season, well its just plain sad. No one is to blame; what happened, did. We send him our prayers, our love, our good wishes that he heals and comes back stronger, better, healthier than ever before.
Bulls fans. Now is not the time to ask why or to get bitter. Now is the time to refocus and ask “How are we going to win this Championship?” We have the best Team in the league. This season has proven, we are a TEAM and it has taken us ALL to have the best record. Lets focus on whats ahead. This is an incredible opportunity for All of Us to step up and make it happen. We’re all gonna have to work harder and smarter. We are all gonna have to believe in ourselves. That we are more than the sum of our parts. We need YOU to believe with Us. We need You to believe for Us. We are going to keep going strong. One quarter, one game, one round at a time. Until its over. That’s how we’re gonna do it.
Now that’s a great teammate. Despite his insistence of capitalizing certain words for extra impact and sizzle, along with a couple ALL CAPS MOMENTS, this was excellent work by Korver. Inspiring words for Bulls fans who are understandably pretty deflated.
*Sorry Chicago, had to use this classic photo of him on the Jazz