It’s Out of the Question: How did L.A. escape a Derrick Rose pruning?

Drrick Rose arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown L.A. in 2016. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Can we all count our blessings – Lakers, Clippers, every other living soul in Los Angeles – that the derelict Derrick Rose just said no to whatever paradise we had to offer and took whatever is left of his uniquely odd talents to Cleveland?

The marginalized one-time NBA MVP, a 28-year-old injury-prone guard with a body of work littered with questionable decision-making at every jerk of his bad knees, apparently met with the Lakers for three hours last week to determine if there was any mutual admiration. Most bizarre is how the Lakers reportedly were trying to sell him on more playing time, more money and a “better environment” than what Rose endured last season in New York.

Oh, and could you mentor our new rookie point guard Lonzo Ball? Sure, but then who would babysit Rose? LaVar?

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