Following the unfortunate injury that's knocked Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose out for the remainder of the postseason, forward Kyle Korver turned to Facebook to give some thoughts on the topic with a post titled, "How, Not Why."
Korver began the post by explaining the disbelief and frustration this he and his teammates went through after Rose injured his knee in the final minutes of Chicago's victory over Philadelphia in Game 1:
Why Derrick, again? Derrick is more than an MVP to our team. He's our friend, our brother he inspires us to be the very best we can be, just by who he is and how hard he plays. That he has spent so much time this year hurt, was frustrating. Now that he is out for the rest of the season, well its just plain sad.
But the second paragraph quickly takes things in a different direction, turning back to the games that still need to played:
Now is not the time to ask why or to get bitter. Now is the time to refocus and ask "How are we going to win this Championship?" We have the best Team in the league... We are going to keep going strong. One quarter, one game, one round at a time. Until its over. That's how we're gonna do it.
With Rose, winning the championship would have been difficult. Without him, it's going to be nearly impossible, but at least it's good to see that the team will be going into it with the right attitude.
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