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    Derrick Rose: "I can dance. But there’s a time and place for that"

    OK. So if it isn't at the AS Game...where and when is it?

    http://chicago.sbnation.com/chicago-...-all-star-game

    Local rap group BBU scored a viral hit in 2009 with a song titled "Chi Don't Dance", words Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose apparently takes very literally.

    As it became clear Rose would start his first All-Star Game a season ago, much of the hype leading up to the affair centered on the Eastern Conference's starting lineup introductions. Specifically: with the team being led by charismatic perennial All-Stars LeBron James and Dwight Howard, the East had a bit of a reputation for getting jiggy with it when the lights went dim and the smoke machines were turned on just before tip-off. This baby definitely knows what I'm talking about. But when Rose was pressed on the issue in the weeks leading up to the game, he made it very clear he was certifiably dreading the moment with a series of very candid and very hilarious quotes. The occasion came and went and Derrick remained statue still -- not even a smile, much less a quick hip pop.

    On Sunday, Rose made his second All-Star start. The world waited anxiously: would Chicago's homegrown superstar cut a rug and throw the deuce up in the sky just for the shutterbuggs? In a word, no.

    As LeBron and Co. basked in the spotlight, Rose......just stood there, waived, and made the same face he always makes.

    As we noted on Friday, the All-Star experience is a joyless one for our business-or-bust Bulls. I think it's funny and great, but some other high-volume NBA observers were less pleased. SB Nation NBA czar Tom Ziller fired off a series of tweets in the moment condemning Rose for his clear dissent towards fun. Meant to be read from the bottom-up.

    Because this is a Very Important Issue, D. Rose was asked about dancing after the game by the Tribune's K.C. Johnson. His response was amazing.

    "I can dance. But there’s a time and place for that. And I don’t think that it was then and there."
    Click the link for pictures, and a GIF.


    Such a non-issue, but I'm excited to see both sides fight over this like it's the most important issue. He's either the greatest leader of all time because he doesn't dance at the all-star game, and doesn't want to put on a show...or it's silly of him not to want to put on a show, it's lame of him not to want to have a little fun and act like a human, and it sucks seeing him so uncomfortable with having fun.

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    I knew this would come up. I was watching the game with over 20 people and everyone agreed that Rose was the only one not looking stupid. Having fun is one thing, but come on. I thought it was dumb as hell last year too. Just made me respect Rose more for some reason. No matter what he seems to take the game serious.

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    Can't fault him for not wanting to dance with his eastern conference enemies but I hope he'll eventually be able to loosen up and have fun on allstar weekend cause it's meant to be lighthearted and fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdymez View Post
    I knew this would come up. I was watching the game with over 20 people and everyone agreed that Rose was the only one not looking stupid. Having fun is one thing, but come on. I thought it was dumb as hell last year too. Just made me respect Rose more for some reason. No matter what he seems to take the game serious.
    This.

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    He just didn't want to look stupid in public I would have done the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsilencerx View Post
    He just didn't want to look stupid in public I would have done the same thing.
    Why would he look stupid? Is he that bad of a dancer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    Why would he look stupid?
    IDK if you go back and watch just the way Bron look makes him look goofy IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsilencerx View Post
    IDK if you go back and watch just the way Bron look makes him look goofy IMO.
    Bron looks confident and charismatic, only a hater would think a player looks stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    Bron looks confident and charismatic, only a hater would think a player looks stupid.
    No, I respect LeBron he is the best player in the league and have nothing against him. Just because my opinion is different doesn't make me a hater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    Bron looks confident and charismatic, only a hater would think a player looks stupid.
    lol@ Calling someone a hater because he thinks Lebron looks stupid dancing around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    Bron looks confident and charismatic, only a hater would think a player looks stupid.
    Wrong, the "dance" he did looked like a 3 year old excited he's getting chocolate pudding for a snack. That sure as Hell wasn't "charismatic" no matter how you try and spin it.

    But it's whatever, I don't care if he dances or not... it's personal preference. I knew the thread would go on waaaaay too far. Nice job by the Mod encouraging a fight.
    I got this

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsilencerx View Post
    IDK if you go back and watch just the way Bron look makes him look goofy IMO.
    I definetley agree, I defend Lebron when people try to hate on his game but when he came out I was just like
    Lebron…..sit down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsilencerx View Post
    He just didn't want to look stupid in public I would have done the same thing.
    How is he looking stupid?..it's all-star wk end, it all about having fun...!
    Rose just need to take that stick out his butt.

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    An All-Star game isnt the time and place? The kid just isnt charismatic, no shame in that, hes all business and we dont watch him to dance anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    An All-Star game isnt the time and place? The kid just isnt charismatic, no shame in that, hes all business and we dont watch him to dance anyways.
    Very true.

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