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Bulls star Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee injury brought him lot good wishes from fellow NBA players Twitter. | John J.

Bulls star Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee injury brought him a lot of good wishes from fellow NBA players on Twitter. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

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Updated: June 1, 2012 8:13AM

Bulls fans aren’t the only ones hurting for Derrick Rose after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Fellow NBA players showed their support on social media.

Teammate Kyle Korver wrote on his Facebook page:

‘‘Right about now, the disbelief has faded, anger has subsided and we’re all wondering . . . why? Why. Why. Why Derrick, again? Derrick is more than an MVP to our team. He’s our friend, our brother. He inspires us to be the very best we can be, just by who he is and how hard he plays. We send him our prayers, our love, our good wishes that he heals and comes back stronger, better, healthier than ever before.

‘‘Bulls fans. Now is not the time to ask why or to get bitter. Now is the time to refocus and ask ‘How are we going to win this Championship?’ We have the best Team in the league. This season has proven, we are a TEAM and it has taken us ALL to have the best record.’’

And on Twitter . . .

◆ The Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin: ‘‘Hate to see that happen to D Rose. Wishing him a speedy

◆ The 76ers’ Andre Iguodala: ‘‘Prayers for DRose . . . ’’

◆ The New Orleans Hornets’ Eric Gordon: ‘‘Man I hate to see my guy DROSE have an injury like that or for any athlete. Wish him the best recovery.’’

◆ The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio: ‘‘I feel the pain. So sorry for DRose. Wish u a speedy recovery.’’

◆ The Timberwolves’ Kevin Love: ‘‘Let’s keep the rest of the NBA playoffs healthy. D Rose . . . speedy recovery.’’

◆ The Memphis Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay: ‘‘Hate to see D.Rose go down. Praying for a full recovery.’’

◆ Former Bulls star Scottie Pippen: ‘‘My thoughts go out to DRose. A great competitor and a winner. No doubt in my mind he will do what it takes to bounce back.’’

◆ The Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry: ‘‘terrible news for Drose. There is power in prayer people . . . can’t imagine the emotions right now.’’

◆ The Oklahoma City Thunder’s James Harden: ‘‘Prayers go out to D.Rose and his family!!!!’’

◆ The Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol: ‘‘Sad to see Derrick Rose getting hurt today. I wish him a speedy recovery and lots of strength during this tough time.’’

◆ Former Duke guard and future NBA player Austin Rivers: ‘‘Everybody please pray for Derrick Rose. . . . Pray for speedy recovery! God bless.’’

Gannett News Service

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