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Derrick Rose Invites Himself to Carmelo Anthony's Thanksgiving

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistNovember 22, 2016

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Jeff Hornacek of the New York Knicks draws up a play as Carmelo Anthony #7 and Derrick Rose #25 look on during NBA game action against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on November 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
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Derrick Rose not only invited himself to Carmelo Anthony's Thanksgiving celebration, but he also plans on arriving empty-handed.

OK.

After playing 13 games with his New York Knicks teammate, the point guard felt close enough to Anthony to squeeze his way into the forward's holiday plans. As Rose told ESPN.com's Ian Begley, apparently his presence alone leaves him off the hook for bringing dessert:

My mom and everybody, my son, will be back in Chicago. So yeah, I'm thankful I have somewhere to go.

I just asked where his family's (going) and asked if it was cool if I came over. He said yeah so I don't think I have to bring anything but an appetite. Yeah, that's the only thing I have to bring right now.

Not even some store-bought cookies or a cheap bottle of wine?

Luckily, the Knicks play their next two games at home Tuesday and Friday. Otherwise, team president Phil Jackson might not have given his stars "special treatment" by letting them celebrate Thanksgiving as a team.

[ESPN.com, h/t NBC Sports]

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