”’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.
MUST WATCH: Derrick Rose, just a regular high school kid
I call this the “Ohhhhh!!!” video.The most amazing part isn’t Rose’s dunk, and it isn’t the reaction from the crowd and bench. It’s that Derrick Martell Rose was, somehow, found not guilty in the brutal murder of this teenage boy.
Derrick Rose now plays basketball in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls.