"Ha Ha: The Joke's On You. This Ain't Shi*t": Derrick Rose SOUNDS OFF On Doubters

Derrick Rose has been out of the New York Knicks' lineup since December, after ankle surgery. Last week, just when he was close to returning to the floor, he had to undergo a second procedure, to address a skin infection on his surgically-repaired ankle. And to those doubters who question the 33-year-old former MVP's will, Rose has put out a video message:

"The goal is to come back stronger... With more knowledge, more discipline... more determination... more will power. Muf***as think it's sweet: 'aah man, you're having surgery again. You probably think about calling it a wrap.'  HAHA, joke's on you! This ain't sh*t."

Since becoming the youngest NBA MVP in 2011, and then tearing his ACL in the 2012 playoffs, Rose has had to overcome seemingly endless obstacles to reclaim his star status in the NBA. He missed a full season after the initial injury, then suffered a number of other injuries to his knees, ankles and hamstrings in the years to follow, and has averaged only 51 games a season over the past 7 years. 

But this purposely-produced video after his latest procedure for the skin infection is a direct message to his continued doubters—and to Knicks fan— that he will fight back, and he'll be back again soon. 

Rose is averaging 12 points and 4 assists this season, while shooting a career-high 40% from three-point range. 

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