Are the Knicks a "super team"?
Derrick Rose was in Las Vegas this week for the official unveiling of his Adidas D Rose 7 and he took some time to answer questions from reporters about his 7th signature sneaker, as well as the upcoming season with the Knicks.
Before getting into basketball talk, here's what Rose had to say about the Adidas D Rose 7:
ROSE: It was just a personal thing, just my style. I love my sneakers to be crazy, but I don't like my outfits to be too crazy. And I love hightop shoes.
Q: Really? Even off-court too?
ROSE: Yeah, all my shoes are basically hightop shoes. So my style's a little bit different. Plain, very plain, but it's me, it's who I am. I'm not flashy or anything, it's just me.
Q: So you can't tell us what this secret thing is?
ROSE: (laughs) It's a project that I've got coming out, hopefully right before the season starts. I think everybody should be excited about it. I can't say [what it is], but it's something big.
When asked about his expectations for the upcoming season, Rose dropped a quote that has the internet going crazy right now, "They're saying us and Golden State are the super teams."
"They're high. I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they're trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that. And the expectations I think of us, we just want to win."
I don't know who "they" are but I'm assuming they were a couple of delusional old men who had been on a peyote bender at the Golden Nugget, because it is absolutely preposterous to think that the 2016-17 New York Knicks are in the conversation of the league's elite, let alone a damn "Super Team."
Rose added a more sensible take on the upcoming season, in which he outlined the common characteristic that all of the new Knicks players having; something to prove next season:
"Talking to Melo and all the guys who've been around. You've got Brandon who just signed for one year, he's got to show why he's there. I've got to show why I'm there. Joakim has to show why he's there. Everybody's trying to prove themselves. When you've got a group like that, it's like, alright, I know everybody wants to do that, but we're going to break this down as simple as possible, and try to win every game. I think winning takes care of every category, as far as being an athlete. You look at endorsements, being on the floor, almost everything -- I think winning takes care of all that. And if you're in the league, winning takes care of all the mistakes, or if you have any problems on teams."
If interested, you can check out Rose's full interview from Las Vegas right here.