A Chicago radio station is asking Bulls fans to write open letters to Derrick Rose in hopes of pressuring him to return to the court for the playoffs.
CBS Chicago/670 The Score is offering frustrated Bulls supporters the opportunity to express their feelings on Rose's absence from the postseason, with a selection of the letters to be published.
The Bulls, slowed by Rose's absence, as well as, injuries to Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich, find themselves leading their first-round playoff series with the Nets, 3-2.
Rose's delay in returning to action a year after tearing his ACL and two months after doctors cleared him to play has been a controversial topic in Chicago and NBA circles. The NBA's 2010-11 Most Valuable Player has been scrimmaging for weeks, but still remains reluctant to test his surgically repaired knee in a game.
A video of a recovering Rose dunking and a national Adidas video ad campaign centered around his rehabilitation have left Bulls fans scratching their heads or venting their bewilderment via social media.