Derrick Rose Does An Interview Where He Doesn’t Sound Like An Idiot
I love D-Rose. The kid can play and his performance at the All-Star game was perfect. He carried himself with all-star swagger, while still looking to defer to his seniors and fellow all-stars around him. A main issue about a big free agent coming to Chicago that no one seems to be talking about is that the guys who might come will want to be the top dog on the team. Every team must have an alpha dog, and a guy like LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Joe Johnson, etc. wants to make sure that wherever they go, they will be the man. That is what makes Rose the perfect fit. He is happy to defer, but still has the skill and swagger to be an effective Robin to anyone’s Batman (or Pippen to anyone’s Jordan, if you will).
Anyways, I digress. The point of this post was to talk about Rose’s inability to deal with the media. I’ve addressed it in the past when he has given painful interviews. But fear not! Someone seems to be schooling the youngster when it comes to being in front of a camera. In this interview with J.E. Skeets from Ball Don’t Lie, Rose actually sounds somewhat articulate. Check it out:
I’m not saying that interview was a perfect 10. But let’s say his interviews in the past were a solid 2. That one was at least a 4, right? I’ll take that progression from him. On the other hand, I have no problem skipping his speech lessons to work on that mid-range jumper.