Will Yoder
Thursday March 1st, 2012

Reigning NBA M.V.P. Derrick Rose has missed some big free-throws in his young basketball career.

In the 2008 NCAA championship game, the eventual No. 1 pick missed a critical free-throw in the final minutes of the game that allowed Kansas to beat his Memphis squad 75-68 in overtime. Earlier this season, Rose missed two late shots from the charity stripe which allowed the Miami Heat to beat the Chicago Bulls in the final seconds of the game.

Last night, however, Rose’s late game missed free-throw kept his hometown Chicago Bulls fans from claiming a free Big Mac from McDonalds. Up 99-95, Rose missed his final free-throw of the night, which kept the Bulls from scoring the 100 points needed for the crowd to get the free voucher for the burger.

"I feel like Jackie Moon off of 'Semi-Pro,' " Rose told ESPN "That's all I was thinking about, man.

"I saved McDonald's a lot of money, so they should be happy."

The Bulls won the game, helping them improve their record to 28-8. Rose scored 32 points and dished nine assists in the victory.  

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