Joakim Noah Compares Learning About Derrick Rose’s ACL Tear To 9/11, Social Media Reacts Accordingly

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  • Joakim Noah had quite the comparison for when he first learned of Derrick Rose’s ACL injury back in 2012.
  • Noah was on the receiving end of quite the pushback on social media following his absurd comments.
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Derrick Rose tearing his ACL against the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2012 NBA Playoffs is a very dark moment for Chicago Bulls fans. It’s one of the worst memories for Chicago sports in general over the last 20 years, but it’s safe to say that nobody took the news harder than Joakim Noah.

Noah, a member of that Bulls team, was a guest on the latest episode of ‘The Lowe Post’ podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe and was asked about the moment he first learned about Rose tearing his ACL.

The answer Noah gave was beyond mind-blowing. The man compared him finding out Rose tore his ACL to the 9/11 attacks.

Let me repeat: Joakim Noah compared him finding out that Rose tore his ACL to him learning of the planes striking the Twin Towers. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the 9/11 attacks.

“There are moments in your life where you just know when it happened you know exactly what you were doing. You knew exactly where you were. And when I found out that Derrick had tore his ACL. Like I remember the smells. I remember who I was with. I remember where… I remember everything.

Almost like the same feeling. I had the same feeling of when I saw the plane hit the tower.”

With Noah taking a bit of a pause before even completing his thought, you can tell he knows what he’s about to say is about to come across horribly, horribly wrong.

“That’s the same feeling I had, like, people will say he’s like uh he’s f–king crazy for saying something. No, I’m telling you how I felt. This is how I felt. I had the same feeling when I saw the plane hit the towers when I heard that.”

Folks on Twitter reacted to Noah’s absurd comments accordingly: