DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: BASEBALL | FOOTBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Thu Aug 25 18:08:21 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
DERRICK ROSE UNCOMFORTABLE IN CHICAGO, DUE TO HIS FAME
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:44 AM EDT

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose admits the celebrity status that goes together with being the biggest star in his hometown makes him uncomfortable and “doesn’t fit my personality.”

“At times it’s too much,” Rose told a magazine. “Chicago isn’t used to super stardom. Back when Michael Jordan was here, everybody was used to actors and singers and folks being at the games. But there’s been a drought since then, and even celebs, they will stop here to a film a movie and then pop right back out. They do not 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’m going outside without a hat on, I feel a bit like I’m exposed.

Rose, who won 2 state titles at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, played 1 season at Memphis before his hometown Bulls made him the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NBA draft. The quiet and reserved point guard experienced immediate success, winning NBA Rookie of the Year and leading the Bulls to the playoffs.

His profile – domestically and nationally – has risen each year since with 3 NBA All-Star Game appearances, an impressive performance with Team USA in 2010 and an NBA MVP award last season at 22-year-old, making him the youngest receiver of the award in history.

Rose declared the more success he has on the court, the harder it gets for him to deal with his fame.

“Don’t get me wrong, I am not taking anything for granted,” Rose, who signed a 5-year deal extension worth as much as $95 million in December, claimed. “But it seems like the better I play, the more attention I get. And I cannot get away from it. You play great, you get attention. But I hate attention. It is bizarre. I am in a hole. The more you win, the more they come.”

For someone admittedly uncomfortable with public speaking, Rose has had to cope with constant questions on his regular stream of injuries during this lockout-shortened season. He missed his 24th game of the season, a loss to the Washington Wizards, because of a sore right foot, his 5th different injury. Baseball lines

Although he has been back for community events thru the Bulls, Rose figured it’s been about a year since he’s been to his old neighborhood in Englewood for an informal visit.

“I just remember being there my rookie year, going back and being parked outside my friend’s house,” Rose said to the mag. “All of an unexpected everybody within two blocks just came to where I was. It was silly. I appreciated it. I felt good. But you are not the same person, and that’s what you have got to realize.”

Chicago hasn’t been as happy with a Bulls star since Jordan, who ought to know some things about what Rose is feeling these days. But Rose claimed he depends on Jordan for incentive, not advice. Baseball betting lines

“I’ve run into him two times, but we don’t have a relationship,” Rose said. “His titles drive me. I’m not afraid of him; if anything, it makes me work harder when I do train.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/7/2016 - 10/31/2016
BASEBALL 8/10/2016 - 10/2/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Detroit Tigers
2
Boston Red Sox
3
Texas Rangers
4
Toronto Blue Jays
5
Tampa Bay Rays
08/25/2016
WTA - New Haven, USAKVITOVA, PETRA vs. MAKAROVA, EKATERINA12:30 PM PST
WTA - US Open, QualifyingTOWNSEND, T vs. SAVCHUK, O12:40 PM PST
ATP - US Open, QualifyingSTEPANEK, R vs. WEINTRAUB, A1:10 PM PST
ATP - Winston-Salem, USACARRENO-BUSTA, PABLO vs. KUZNETSOV, ANDREY1:20 PM PST
ATP - Winston-Salem, USALU, YEN-HSUN vs. BAUTISTA-AGUT, ROBERTO2:00 PM PST
ATP - Winston-Salem, USATROICKI, VIKTOR vs. VERDASCO, FERNANDO4:00 PM PST
WTA - New Haven, USARADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA vs. FLIPKENS, KIRSTEN4:00 PM PST
MLBLA ANGELS vs TOR BLUE JAYS4:05 PM PST
MLBBAL ORIOLES vs WAS NATIONALS4:05 PM PST
MLBKC ROYALS vs MIA MARLINS4:10 PM PST
MLBNY METS vs STL CARDINALS4:15 PM PST
NFLAtlanta Falcons vs Miami Dolphins5:00 PM PST
MLBCLE INDIANS vs TEX RANGERS5:05 PM PST
MLBPIT PIRATES vs MIL BREWERS5:10 PM PST
MLBSEA MARINERS vs CHI WHITE SOX5:10 PM PST
MLBATL BRAVES vs ARI DIAMONDBACKS6:40 PM PST
MLBSFO GIANTS vs LA DODGERS7:10 PM PST
08/26/2016
MLBCol Rockies vs Was Nationals4:05 PM PST
MLBBal Orioles vs NY Yankees4:05 PM PST
MLBMin Twins vs Tor B Jays4:05 PM PST
MLBSDG Padres vs Mia Marlins4:10 PM PST
MLBPhi Phillies vs NY Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBLA Angels vs Det Tigers4:10 PM PST
MLBKan Royals vs Bos Red Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBCle Indians vs Tex Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBPitt Pirates vs Mil Brewers5:10 PM PST
MLBTam Rays vs Hou Astros5:10 PM PST
MLBSea Mariners vs Chi White Sox5:10 PM PST
MLBOak Athletics vs StL Cardinals5:15 PM PST
MLBCin Reds vs Ari Diamondbacks6:40 PM PST
MLBChi Cubs vs LA Dodgers7:10 PM PST
MLBAtl Braves vs SFO Giants7:15 PM PST

x