CHICAGO — The fury of Derrick Rose’s MVP caliber season is going international. The ‘Second Coming in the Second City’ as they call him, is the feature in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated which is on newsstands now. The feature covers everything Rose from his game of cutthroat, to Joakim Noah summing up Rose’s recruitment of LeBron James this summer.
“If you want to come here and be a part of this, that’s cool. If not, we’re going to kick your ass”
-Joakim Noah summing up Derrick Rose’s recruitment tactics towards LeBron James this summer.
The article shatters the quite man approach Derrick Rose has been projecting onto the media whenever they hound dog him about his play. If anything, it’ll make you respect and adore Rose even more and be happy he plays for you and not someone else. Two sides of Rose are revealed in vivid images from the understated, low-key guy he portrays to the intense and vigorous leader he is on the court. It also shows the Bulls in a light that is sledom seen.
Well it’s more like a mature fraternity, with Rose living with three other teammates in an apartment in Chicago. Rose doesn’t like to spend, drives his pickup truck and keeps to himself when in public. There is no ‘Lights, Camera, Look-At-Me’ there is with other superstars in the NBA. He has one signature shoe, but it’s not just for basketball. Rose didn’t want fans needing to but a pair for show and a pair for basketball. As much as he hates to spend, he hates to have fans spend on him. He hates compliments and replies to comments like “Gee Derrick you sure are playing like an All-Star”, Rose will rebuke with “I wish.” There is also that other side of Rose; the one pumping his fists in victory and violently slamming the ball with full body force. Comparisons are made between D-Rose and a certain other superstar that called the Windy City home.
Players, legends, writers and fans all shower Rose with praise and paint a picture of a hero Chicago has been so desperatley searching for since the days of Scottie Pippen and Micheal Jordan. From the atompshere the article creates, one owuld assume that Chicago was interested in LeBron in the offseason but had a kind of “…eh” attitude about him. Of all the quotes about the LeBron offseason debate, other than Noah’s recreation of Rose’s offer to LBJ, one quote sticks with you after you’re done reading. Regarding LeBron’s tatus as a superstar and ability to turn a team into a championship contender.
“We lost a top five player [in James], but we got a top five player too.”