Archive for June 11th, 2009

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has issued a statement in response to this photo that has been circulating:

Recently, a photo has been circulating on the Internet which appears to depict me flashing a gang sign.  This photo of me was taken at a party I attended in Memphis while I was in school there, and was meant as a joke…a bad one, I now admit.  I want to emphatically state, now and forever, that Derrick Rose is anti-gang, anti-drug, and anti-violence.  I am not, nor have I ever been, affiliated with any gang and I can’t speak loudly enough against gang violence, and the things that gangs represent.

In posing for this picture, I am guilty of being young, naive and of using extremely poor judgment.  I sincerely apologize to all my fans for my mistake.  I pride myself on being a good citizen, and role model, that young people can look up to and I want to urge all my young fans to stay away from gangs and gang-related activities.

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Rashard Lewis must ignore contract talk

The AP reports during the NBA Finals on Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis: Lewis was Orlando’s best player through the first three games, the leading scorer on a team that on Tuesday won a finals game for the first time. And for $110 million, the Magic should expect Lewis to be their go-to guy. Except they signed him because they knew he didn’t need to be, and Lewis won’t change his demeanor or his style to justify his paycheck. ”The contract is there and it’s not going nowhere,” Lewis said. ”They can’t take it from me and all I can do now is go out there and play basketball and try to win ballgames for my team, not go out there and put up big numbers to show everybody that I’m worth this contract.”

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