The feud between Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose continues with this latest rumor saying that Butler does not respect Rose’s work ethic. The two had a rift during the playoffs when Butler was reportedly not pleased of the leadership roles on the Bulls. This morning, a report dropped about Jimmy and Rose being friends, but thats about it:
It was provided Wednesday, as a former member of the Bulls said in a phone interview, “Personally, the two are great. Professionally is where they have a difference of opinion.’’
According to the source, Butler considers Rose a friend, but “doesn’t have a lot of respect for his work ethic.’’ In Butler’s mind, Rose was considered the face of the franchise, and if the face of the franchise wasn’t busting his butt in practice every day, especially last season, what was the message to the rest of the team?
“We all saw this coming,’’ the source said.
The source said that Butler also took note of a Rose comment in the playoffs last season, in which the Bulls point guard was asked if Butler had reached superstar status, and responded, “I think it’s going to take a little minute for Jimmy to get there.’’
The rift between the two stars may widen or come closer together. Winning heals everything. If the two can put it together on the floor, the rumors would probably go away. The fact that the Bulls have lost so many times in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, may have fans scratching their heads and looking through a microscope when it comes to rumors like these.