Pistons G Derrick Rose shows fan how he celebrates a buzzer-beater
Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose has hit his fair share of game-winners over the course of his 12-year NBA career. From long-distance jumpers to tough floaters, the youngest MVP in NBA history has an extensive repertoire of clutch baskets.
But regardless of how difficult those baskets were, the one thing that never changes is Rose’s seemingly nonchalant approach afterward. At times when most players scream and celebrate, the 31-year-old usually just flashes a blank stare on his face while his teammates mob him for his heroics.
The three-time All-Star recently opened up about his post-game celebrations (or lack thereof) when asked by a 12-year-old fan how to celebrate after hitting a game-winning shot.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 22, 2020
“I have the same expression. I never show much emotion. I do love hitting one on the road,” D-Rose said in the Twitter clip posted by NBA TV. “It’s all about spacing. Going up against a good defender, you have to create as much space as possible.”
Playing in his first year with the Pistons, Rose has already hit several clutch buckets to bail the Dwane Casey-mentored team in the first 38 games this season. The 6-foot-2 guard is averaging 18.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists while knocking down 49.8 percent of shots from the field and 31.3 percent from downtown.
Derrick Rose is currently leading the Pistons in scoring and has produced 20 or more points in Detroit’s last nine games. Despite his fine play, the team has struggled in the early goings of the season and amassed a 16-28 slate (ninth in the East). Rose’s name has also been involved in multiple trade scenarios, including a rumored move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
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