Derrick Rose Blames NBA for Lockout

It's sad. It's very sad. Everybody knows it's not our fault. It's definitely not our fault. If it were up to us, we'd be out there playing. ”

— -- NBA MVP Derrick Rose on the lockout

After the second of two fan-friendly appearances at downtown stores to promote his new shoe, Derrick Rose offered up some pointed criticism of the owners as the NBA lockout continues to drag.

NBA Commissioner David Stern wiped out the season's first two weeks and has threatened to also cancel the league's showcase Christmas Day games.

Rose said he continues to work out despite the lack of organized practices that training camp would provide.