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Derrick Rose believes relationship with Chicago is ‘repaired’

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When former Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose returned to the United Center as a member of the New York Knicks during the 2016-17 season, he was booed by Bulls fans.

Chicago fans were upset at Rose for how things ended with the Windy City franchise. From not playing during the 2012-13 season to some of his strange comments to the media, Rose went from being loved by everyone in Chicago to a villain to some.

However, time heals all wounds. Bulls fans have seemed to gravitate toward Rose again. He received “MVP” chants from the United Crowd last season when the Minnesota Timberwolves came to town and the same thing happened this year when the Detroit Pistons came to the UC. He also just got similar chants at a book signing in Chicago on Thursday.

Rose believes his relationship with the city of Chicago and Bulls fans as a whole has been repaired:

“I think it’s repaired well. I just know the chi. My vibrations were low,” Rose told Eric Woodyard of ESPN. “When your vibrations are low, you hear everything, you seek everything, and me seeking or hearing everything. That was just me being attracted to how I was feeling at the time, and that’s negative, so when I changed my vibrations and matured as a person and as a man, that’s when I started to grow and develop who I was as a person and individual and change my character.”

Anytime Rose comes back home, he’s always going to get a hero’s welcome despite playing for the rival Pistons.

In 45 games for the Pistons this season, Derrick Rose is averaging 18.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists. He’s shooting 49.0 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line.