Eric Gordon on Derrick Rose: “He works like crazy and he just loves the game”

Derrick Rose
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is not surprised that former NBA MVP Derrick Rose is playing well despite all the injuries he has suffered.

“Derrick made the best of it. I mean, he was the MVP. The injuries … that happens. It’s a part of it. You can’t do anything about it. But, look at what he’s come back from to play at a high level now.

I can’t say I’m surprised, because I know how talented he’s always been and how hard he works. He works like crazy and he just loves the game,” Gordon told

Rose and Gordon were AAU teammates during the summer before their senior year of high school.

Rose has been averaging 18.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists with the Detroit Pistons this season.