NBA News And Rumors: Fan Sues Derrick Rose For Missing Entire Season And Being Cause Of His Obesity

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Apr 23, 2013 12:13 PM EDT
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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose(Photo : Reuters) "

After missing the entire 82 game season with an ACL injury, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is now being sued by a depressed fan for being the cause of his mental illnesses and making him fat.

HipHop365 reports that Rose's lingering injury has taken its toll on the psyche of a 25 year old Peoria Illinois man, Matthew Thompson, a self-described long-time Bulls fan, and electrician claims Rose missing the entire 2012-2013 NBA regular season has caused him to have mental breakdowns and emotional distress, which ultimately led to obesity issues.

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According to reports, Thompson claims Rose displayed negligent behavior by refusing to return to the court, despite having been cleared by team doctors. He blames his health issues on the MVP's refusal to return.

This news just comes a day after Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau admitted that Rose is likely to miss the playoffs and will likely return next season.

"He's most likely out but you never know," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before the team's 106-89 Game 1 loss. "The playoffs are stretched out, too, so you have to factor that in. So who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open."

Rose sat on the bench of the Bulls Game 1 against the Brooklyn Nets, and Thibodeau said the organization's stance on Rose playing will not change as they continue on in the postseason.

"It's going to be the same," Thibodeau said. "We're not going to change that. It's gone this far so we'll see, we'll see if he can improve."

Thibodeau added that he wouldn't hesitate to put Rose back into the lineup should the former MVP feel up to the challenge.

"That'd be fine," Thibodeau said. "Whenever he can come back, he comes back."

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