”’I remember when he wasn’t our president, when I was a kid, when he’d just be walking down the street, a state senator. He was just always there. I didn’t appreciate it then. I was in high school and just wanted to see rappers.’”
-Derrick Rose in Leitch’s GQ piece.
This isn’t a political blog, but how many Presidents would walk around the South side of Chicago when they were Senator? None. That’s how many. ‘Bama is a mensch, and so is Rose for his self-aware comments about being a kid (apologies to my high school readers, but you’re still kids) and caring more about rappers than Senators. I wish more adults admitted to this like Rose.
Rose has had a tough week, but his interview with Mr. Leitch makes it impossible not to root for him. He’s just a humble, solid guy that wants to win. I hope the Jordan comparisons don’t have NBA heads frothing at the mouth because he’s a joy to behold on and off the court, and its inevitable when you’re playing in Chicago.