In an interview posted on Bulls.com Wednesday, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said that his ACL injury which held him out more than a year, forcing him to miss the entire season and the team's playoff run, forced him to be "selfish."

"I'm not a selfish guy at all, but having this injury and going through what I had to go through and being smart, it's something that I had to be selfish with," he said. "I couldn't worry about anyone else but myself and my health."

Rose took a lot of flak for holding out the year, especially after doctors cleared him early spring to return. Rose practiced five-on-five for months, but never actually made it onto the active list. It sparked questions of whether he should go through the pain and fear, especially with the Bulls advancing to the second round despite a myriad of injuries to nearly all their key players.