There’s no way Derrick Rose meant to bank this shot in, but that doesn’t take away any of the excitement. If anyone deserved to get lucky on a game winner, though, it’s D-Rose.
After everything he’s been through to get back on the floor, this was just a feel good moment. Rose is likely never going to be the player he once was when he became the youngest MVP in NBA history in 2011. As disappointing as that is, he’s still electric to watch.
He might not be MJ, but he did his best impression Friday night.
Maybe the only person that didn’t have a smile on his face was Rose himself … who blew up Twitter with his response, or lack there of.
One more on the Derrick Rose shot … 1st Bulls playoff buzzer-beater since … Michael Jordan: Game 1, 1997 NBA Finals (via @Eliassports)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 9, 2015
After Derrick Rose’s huge shot, the emotions came pouring out. pic.twitter.com/bsez56rjpu— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) May 9, 2015
When you just hit a game winner but you see bae talking a random dude in the crowd pic.twitter.com/4zBr2emtKl— Funny Basketball (@BasketballPics) May 9, 2015
And like we all knew, no way he called glass.
But it was still an awesome moment that put the Bulls up 2-1 on LeBron and the Cavs. A HUGE series changing shot for the Bulls. Congrats D-Rose. Hopefully he doesn’t let his emotions pour out and get the best of him in Game 4.
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