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Joakim Noah On Derrick Rose’s Setbacks: “Everybody Needs To Chill The F**k Out”

Bulls big man Joakim Noah went on a passionate rant following Derrick Rose’s hamstring injury in the Bulls 100-93 win over the Raptors. Noah stood up for his teammate and Bulls franchise player by explaining how setbacks after an injury are normal and that Rose is fine.

Noah expressed his frustration about the public’s reaction everytime Rose goes down with the injury stating that “everybody needs to chill the f**k out”. Via ESPN:

“We’re a group that’s gone through a lot,” Noah said. “Just looking at [the situation] as a teammate is just frustrating because I feel like sometimes he’s portrayed as something that he’s not. You don’t come back from the injuries that he’s coming back from without an unbelievable commitment … just watching the league and the power that [the media] have. Sometimes you guys can really portray somebody as something he’s not, and to me that’s a little disappointing just because I know how much he cares about this game.

“I see it every day. I think we’re all in this together. This is not a one-man team. But at the end of the day, we need him; we need him, and I don’t want to see him down. I know sometimes it’s frustrating, you’ve got injuries, you’ve got tweaks. Every time something happens to him, people act like it’s the end of the world, and that’s f—ing so lame to me. Relax. He’s coming back from two crazy surgeries, obviously we’re being conservative with him, and when things aren’t going right, he’s got to listen to his body more than anybody. So everybody needs to chill the f— out. I’m sorry for cursing but I’m really passionate. I don’t like to see him down and he doesn’t say that he’s down, but I just don’t like it when people portray him and judge him because it’s not fair to him. It’s not.

“We’re going to be just fine. We’re going to be just fine. We just got to take it — everybody just needs to chill out. Chill out.”

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