How does Derrick Rose feel about his new transition to the New York Knicks from the Chicago Bulls? If you favor inferences, you can make your own from his statements about the fans in each city. Rose stated that while there was minor excitement from fans in Chicago, it’s nothing like the excitement he’s experienced in New York so far. The elation of NY fans has seemingly boosted Rose’s confidence, and he’s ready to get back on the court.
Rose told NBPA, "It's a basketball culture there (in Chicago) that's missing. Our job is to bring that excitement back to the city. And it's different playing there than actually being on the team, like the crowd there oohs and aahs for the little moves that you do when you're on the opposing team. But when you're on their team, they ooh and aah with everything."
Rose will need all the exhilaration he can muster heading into a heinous trial with a woman who accused him of rape back in August 2013. The case is ongoing.