Derrick Rose First Tweet Ever For Olympians

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    Derrick Rose's recent comments to GQ about his celebrity have given people the wrong idea about him.

    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose this morning started a Twitter account, and his first post is aimed at Olympians. 

    "I want to wish everyone @USAbasketball good luck today.  Bring home the gold!  Wish I could be out there with you all," tweeted Rose.

    Up until now, Rose, who is coming back from a knee injury that ended his season in 2012, has kept a Facebook page but had not embraced Twitter. He let his nearly 6 million Facebook followers know about the account with a quick post on Sunday. 
    "What's up everyone? I've seen a lot of you ask me to start a Twitter account, so I decided to give it a try to let you all follow my journey back to the court. Make sure to check me out @drose"
    It looks like a lot of people are checking @drose out, since his first tweet this morning he's already racked up thousands of followers.
    Last month Rose reached out to his fans via YouTube.  He taped a message thanking them for their support and assuring them that he's ok.