Derrick Rose is not backing down from his earlier pronouncement that his New York Knicks are a “super team”.
Earlier in the offseason after he officially signed with the Knicks, the former Most Valuable Player (MVP) declared that New York could be considered on the same level as the Golden State Warriors, which acquired Kevin Durant this summer.
In another interview this week, Rose once again emphasized that the Knicks are one of the best teams in the league.
“I still believe that. Like I said, with that Super Team term, you have to be very careful, I guess, if you’re in the United States. But I feel like if you’re in any team in the NBA — it don’t have to be the NBA, it could be the college level, high school level — you should believe in yourself and have the confidence in yourself that you’re playing on a super team anywhere,” Rose said via ESPN.
“So I have a lot of confidence, and I’m not taking that back.”
Rose supported his claim by saying that they have lots of options on the team that has star Carmelo Anthony, promising big man Kristaps Porzingis, veteran center Joakim Noah and free agent acquisitions Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings.
Rose’s claim is considered ludicrous by some fans because the Knicks are not even assured of making the playoffs, according to some NBA rumors and speculations.
“With these teams right now, they’re saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they’re trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that,” Rose said in a July interview with NBA.com.
Rose made the statement in July when the Warriors acquired Durant to team up with All-Stars Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
Is Derrick Rose delusional? Or is the Knicks new point guard correct in claiming they are one of the best teams in the league?
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