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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.”


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