Rapper, Waka Flocka Flame, set Twitter ablaze Tuesday night when he tweeted out to his 1.5 million plus followers, “Word is D.Rose back
#HolySh*t.” Tom Thibodeau was asked after Wednesday’s shootaround if he had heard of the rapper and his remarks after he labeled Rose “out” for the marquee matchup with the Heat later that night. Chicago Tribune beat writer, K.C. Johnson, transcribed the hard-nosed coach’s ensuing response:
“The rapper you’re talking about?” Thibodeau said, when told of the rapper’s prediction.
Questioned if he truly knew who this rapper was, Thibodeau smiled.
“I hear the guys talking about him,” he said.
Told the rapper has a song called “Hard in Da Paint,” Thibodeau didn’t miss a beat.
“I’m for that,” he said. “I like him more now.”