GIF: Derrick Rose, Mascot Matador, Nearly Impaled By Benny The Bull

Chicago Bulls representative Benny the Bull is not a mascot known to shy away from celebrity, but you think he'd take great precaution when in the presence of NBA MVP Derrick Rose. If Rose were to suffer a goring to the face before Game 2 against the Heat, he may need to take a quarter or two off. However, what you're about to observe is actually a training ritual.

GIF of Derrick Rose, ninja bullfighter and survivor of the plush Pamplona, via @blazersedge

Derrick Rose vs. a hurricane vs. Ditka vs. Benny the Bull. Once you've survived a Benny rampage, guarding Mike Bibby feels like no big deal. Not that it ... yes, once you've survived a Benny rampage, you are capable of anything.

Be sure to check out our Heat vs. Bulls hub for full series coverage. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For more on the Bulls, visit Blog a Bull and SB Nation Chicago.

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