Derrick Rose Returns to United Center for First 2013-14 Regular-Season Game

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There were plenty of goosebumps to go around.

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Of course, his first preseason game featured as much fanfare as most playoff contests. A few weeks later, Rose debuted against the Miami Heat in South Beach. Those were all important steps on the comeback trail.

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— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 1, 2013

You can tell he’s subdued because of the lack of excess capitalization in his tweet.

Rose was a little jacked up after the emotional introduction, which led to an unusually itchy trigger finger.

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— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) November 1, 2013

It’s hard to blame him, though. This moment has been a long time coming.

The Return is finally completeNew for 2013: Top 2013/14 Panini Hoops NBA Basketball Chicago Bulls Factory Sealed Complete Team Set featuring Derrick Rose and Many More Reviews. Read more ... ».

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