David Wells started the trend. Then Monta Ellis and Plaxico Burress took it to new heights. Basically, if you’re a pro athlete and you hurt yourself on your own time, nobody’s buying your story anymore.
So even though there’s no apparent reason to not believe Derrick Rose’s account of the bizarre injury he suffered yesterday, that’s not going to prevent a lot of people from being skeptical. It’s a doozy of a tale, but honestly I’ve probably done stupider things (I once put my hand partially through a metal light fixture celebrating a goal on NHL ‘94). Luckily for Rose, he isn’t going to miss any game action…from rolling over onto a knife that was in his bed.