Derrick Rose addressed the media for the first time since suffering a season-ending injury and undergoing surgery to repair his torn medial meniscus.
When asked a question from Bulls.com's Sam Smith about the doubters who don't think he will ever be the same player again, Rose answered with a firm message.
"What can I say to that?," Rose said before pausing for approximately 15 seconds. "You can be a fool if you want to."
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Rose is expected to miss the remainder of the season, but wouldn't quite rule out the possibility of returning if the Bulls reach the playoffs.