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Derrick Rose Injury: Reigning MVP Tired Of 'Cheap Shots'

Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose sustained a nasty cut across the bridge of his nose in Sunday night's game against the Detroit Pistons. The injury occurred when F Charlie Villanueva delivered a hard foul on Rose late in the fourth quarter.

After the game, Rose explained a bit of his frustrations:

According to Rose, this is not the first time he felt targeted by opposing teams:

"It’s basketball. Hit me in my face. I think he didn’t go for the ball. Whatever they called it, they called it for a reason," he said. "I was mad. Sick and tired of people trying to take cheap shots at me. I’ve got to say something.

"I really don’t know [why he gets cheap-shotted by opponents]. Probably because I don’t say anything, but I’m a man. Situations like that, you have to say something," he continued. "You’ve got to. He didn’t even aim for the ball. At least aim for the ball. I felt like he didn’t and that’s the reason why I got mad a little bit."

Derrick Rose currently leads the Bulls with 22.5 points and 7.9 assists per game, despite struggling with injuries for the majority of the season.

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