Despite his lack of clear vision due to a fractured orbital bone. Derrick Rose still managed to put up 18 points with 5 assists in the Chicago Bulls home opener against the rival Cavaliers.
“When I’m out there playing, I’m only using one of my eyes,” Rose said. “I close my left eye whenever I’m out there. So I just got used to it from practice.”
Adding a bit of Rocky humor to the situation. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg chimed in on the former MVP’s performance.
“I think he sees three baskets right now,” Hoiberg said. “I told him, ‘Aim for the middle one.’ That’s part of it right now — the depth perception. It’s probably still a little bit off. He’s still out there working on [3s], shooting them, but we want him to be aggressive getting to the basket and making plays for his teammates.”