Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls had homecourt advantage throughout the 2012 NBA Playoffs. They appeared to have a good chance of winning a championship. However, all those hopes and dreams came crashing down to earth on Saturday when Derrick Rose suffered a torn ACL.
Due to the torn ACL, Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the playoffs and might not be ready to begin next season. The Bulls, who ended up winning Game 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers by a final score of 103-91, will have to go on without the reigning Most Valuable Player.
While the Bulls will probably still beat the Sixers, Chicago is unlikely to go much further in the postseason. Derrick Rose’s torn ACL has opened the door for the Miami Heat to once again win the Eastern Conference.
As for Derrick Rose, let’s all hope he’s able to recover his athleticism and explosiveness. It’d be a shame if his career has already peaked.