D-Rose bought Jimmy Butler an extremely expensive watch as a gift

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  1. Poohdini
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    If Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler really do hate each other, the Bulls' two stars sure do a convincing of getting people to believe otherwise.

    In today's latest update on the feud that certain media outlets want to believe exists: Rose bought Butler a super expensive watch this summer as a way to "honor and recognize Butler's breakout season."

    Sounds like these guys can't stand each other!

    So Rose gave his backcourt mate a designer watch with a price tag college-tuition-paying parents would recognize.

    Rose is demonstratively sheepish, almost embarrassed, when asked about this gesture in a rare quiet moment. Typically, Rose's preferred path is to remain behind the scenes.

    That preference gets interrupted often by the basketball skills that place him in the spotlight and injuries and occasional clumsy comments that draw scrutiny and scorn. But pressed further about why he did this, Rose suddenly turns stone-cold serious, bordering on emotional.

    "I'm a veteran now. You're supposed to spoil your teammates. And Jimmy deserved it," Rose said in an interview with the Tribune. "That's just like me getting doughnuts for the plane and for the buses and for trips. Just trying to do something, let everyone know I'm in it to win it all. We have to have that bond."

    But for real, I never completely dismissed reports of tension between Rose and Butler just because a) they're two hyper-competitive people, b) they had to learn how to co-exist on the fly while Rose was missing games and practices due to rest or injury. It would be natural if there was a little angst given Butler's rapid and unforeseen ascent, but the way certain outlets blew it out of proportion would lead you to believe the Bulls were unraveling because of it.

    So much for that. Who buys someone they hate a $30K watch? I think the Bulls' backcourt is going to be just fine this year. The more time Jimmy and Derrick are together on the court this season, the better.
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    Oct 26, 2015
    good for him and the bulls.

    i thought the d-rose and jimmy buckets beef was blown way out of proportion anyways. just fierce competitors. (although i wouldn't mind seeing some tension lol)
     
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    It sort of reminds me of the way the media made it seem like KD & Russ were beefing a few years ago.
     
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    30k isn't expensive for someone like d rose. Not sure why this is even news
     
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    Big Mitch You never made me ran once

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    there were even reports of the big 3 in miami like these.... it's unfortunate but it does get peoples' attention. i always thought the thunder beef might've been true because that was before either of them really became the big distributors they are today and they both wanted 20 shots per game. clearly, it worked out for them.
     
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    Yeah I don't mind a bit of confrontation, it just shows that they care about winning. This is over as far as I'm concerned. I'm predicting an all star nod for both of these guys this season.
     
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    Could be anywhere from 30-100. Still a nice gesture regardless.
     
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    He didn't fall down and break his leg going to the jewlery store?
     
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    that's probably exactly why he bought it, to "end" the non existent feud for not only themselves but for the eyes of the public
     
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    Chicago needed a feel good story after the Cubs.
     
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