Derrick Rose has been very quote worthy since finally stepping back on the court. He was asked if he viewed the Pacers as a rival and here is what he had to say.
“People say that it’s a rivalry, but I don’t really see it,” Rose said before scoring 32 points in the team’s 103-98 win against the Pacers. “If anything, by probably in a year or two, it could become a rival. But right now, people say it’s a rival. ... I just don’t see it right now.”
Asked specifically if he felt the Heat were the Bulls’ biggest rival, Rose acknowledged that to be the case.
“If you want say [that], yeah,” he said. “For sure, Miami.”
If the Pacers want teams to take them seriously, best way to do it is on the court.