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Derrick Rose has apologized for telling critics to "kill yourself" during a press conference.

Rose spoke about being fired as a team coach and president from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"I had a kid at that time, my baby girl. And no teams wasn’t looking for me at all. I was basically out the league. And even coming here, everybody didn’t know I was gonna play this way," he said.

"Like, [Thibodeau] believed me. I believed in myself. My family believed in me. And my little guy Art believed in me. And we got it done. But like I said, think that I’m not gonna play the same way, kill yourself, because I believe in myself."

Of course, social media went crazy and Rose was forced to reflect on his words, and later took to Twitter to apologize for his reckless words.

"I messed up by using the slang term “kill yourself” today in response to a question about whether I can continue to perform without coach Thibs. I did not mean it literally and regret using it so I apologize," he tweeted on Monday.

Did he go too far or are his critics overreacting?