The Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls share a home arena, and with that shared space comes some mutual admiration, as players from both teams are often seen supporting one another in the stands at games.
One such relationship has formed between Bulls guard Derrick Rose and Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. Pictures of Kane at Bulls games are common place (his relationship with LeBron James has also been noted a time or three), and in the past, he’s spoken highly of the way Rose plays the game.
On Friday, Rose returned the favor in an interview with ESPN’s Scott Powers:
“He’s a talent the way that he skates, how he is on the ice and the way he is able to play an aggressive game and still be productive in games….I’m a fan. He’s pushing me along with him. He’s pushing me.”
Rose will be looking to have a big bounce back season after a torn meniscus ended his 2013-14 season, and even as he makes adjustments to his game, it appears as though he still values what speed can bring to the table for an undersized player.