Scottie Pippen defends Derrick Rose

Updated: June 17, 2013, 7:52 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose didn't deserve to be criticized by fans for sitting out the entire 2012-13 season while rehabbing from a torn ACL in his left knee, Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen said.

"I was kind of surprised people turned on him knowing the difficulty of Derrick's injury," Pippen said at Nike's basketball pro-am at Whitney Young High School on Saturday. "No one can justify what he's going through. No one can make his decision as to when to get back on ...

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