NBA player Derrick Rose has not changed because his lifestyle is enhanced by his multi million dollar status, he is one of the very few basketball sensations that has remained humble.
Derrick has the looks, the talent, and did I mention his looks, and the right attitude paired with sensible reasoning…. no wonder he’s Adidas 200 million dollars man.
The Chicago Bulls MVP player sits down and chats with GQ, about how it all began and how he’s determined to not let the fame and fortune go to his head
Derrick Rose on living in Trump Towers:
“I like living here,” he says. “They just try to make you comfortable. The people here, they are mostly from out of town; they don’t know who I am. That’s why I picked this place.” (It’s easy to understand why one would enjoy working in this building, too. When Rose orders two bottled waters for us during our chat, he hands the bellhop two $50 bills.) Presidents talk about how the White House begins to feel like a prison. Rose speaks the same way about the town that adores him. “It gets on my nerves that I just can’t go out,” he says. “It’s just boundaries now. People are like, ‘You can’t go here, you can’t go there, you got to let that person know where you’re going.’ It’s just weird. I’m never alone. Ever.”
On not speaking to the media after returning from injury:
“It was just too much,” he says. “I just couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t deal with it. There were so many people. I saw them there from the other room. And when I thought about having to go in there, I just couldn’t work my way up to it.” He pauses and takes a sip of water. His eyes go somewhere beyond my left ear. “There were so many of them. I hope they’ll forget about it.”
“Don’t get me wrong. I don’t take anything for granted,” he says. “But it seems like the better I play, the more attention I get. And I can’t get away from it. You play great, you get attention. But I hate attention. It is weird. I’m in a bind. The more you win, the more they come.”
On being talented since a young age:
“I was the best kid in my neighborhood at a young age,” he says. “My whole life. I was always the one everyone was talking about. I’ve never really wanted the attention, but it has always been there.”
On making smart decisions:
“I won’t ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me,” he says. “I make smart decisions, and my friends and my family, they are all there for the right reason. I’m very mature for 23 years old, and I know that whatever I do can hurt someone.”
On being from Chicago:
Anytime his Englewood days come up, we return to the matter of Rose’s inner circle. He has an actual physical number of people he says he trusts most—ten. “There’s seven of us,” he says of himself and his oldest friends, plus his brothers and his mom. That’s it. “Longest I’ve known one of my friends is third grade. Most recent, seven years. They tell me the truth. They’re not yes-men.”
And even though the story of where he’s from is part of his lore, he estimates it’s been the better part of a year since he’s been in the old neighborhood. “I just remember being there my rookie year, going back and being parked outside my friend’s house,” he says. “All of a sudden everybody within a couple of blocks just came to where I was. It was crazy. I appreciated it. I felt good. But you’re not the same person, and that’s what you’ve got to realize.”
The problem now is that he’s not just a child of Englewood—the sentiment extends to the greater city, as well. “Sometimes it’s too much. Chicago…” He pauses. He is careful to say this just right. “Chicago isn’t used to stardom. Back when Michael was here, everyone was used to actors and singers and people being at the games. But there’s been a drought since then, and even celebrities, they’ll stop here to film a movie and then pop right back out. They don’t know how to act toward celebrity. So I always have someone with me. I can have a hat on, glasses on, whatever. People still notice me. If I go outside without a hat on, I feel like I’m naked.” Rose can have the entire world, as long as he doesn’t leave his home. “This life doesn’t fit my personality.”
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