The connection between Derrick Rose and George W. Bush

The connection between Derrick Rose and George W. Bush
May 27, 2014, 3:00 pm
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CSN Staff

President Barack Obama is a well-known lover of basketball and, being a Chicago native, a fan of the Bulls. But Bulls guard and former MVP Derrick Rose might now have more in common with Obama's predecessor, former President George W. Bush.

According to a report from CBS Chicago, Bush was in town this weekend to have surgery to partially replace his knee at Rush University Medical Center.

Rush also happens to be where Rose had procedures done on both of his injured knees in recent years. He tore the ACL in his left knee in 2012 and tore a meniscus in his right knee this past season.

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Bush was out of the White House by the time Rose made his first playoff appearance, meaning even a Bulls championship in his rookie season would have ended with the team meeting Obama at the White House (the Bulls did visit Obama in the White House, even without the Larry O'Brien Trophy in hand). But, if Rose ever does meet the 43rd president of the United States, they'll have an instant conversation topic.

"How's your knee?"