Bulls holding out for a hero

CHICAGO -- About an hour before the Chicago Bulls game Monday, their first home game in two weeks, a sportswriter decided to make himself useful.

Yes, there’s a first time for everything.

As has been his routine the last month or so, Derrick Rose drew a crowd as he warmed up, taking jumpers, working the crossover, and driving the lane with a familiar burst. I got a little six-second clip on video and posted it to Twitter.

Judging by the viral reaction it got, let’s say somewhere between 100 and 2.6 million retweets, it’s clear people would rather see him run the point than Nate Robinson. No offense, Nate.

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