Derrick Rose is the biggest star in Chicago since Jordan, so what is the problem?

Keywords: derrick rose, gq magazine, injuries, trump building,  jordan


In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Derrick Rose spoke out about his struggle with being a household name. The further the interview went on the more Rose seemed to expressing hatred for his fame. The most telling quote of all was this;


“But it seems like the better I play, the more attention I get. And I can’t get away from it. You play great, you get attention. But I hate attention. It is weird. I’m in a bind. The more you win, the more they come.”


Rose has been a topic for his lack of clutch this season, missing a lot of late game free throws. Could this coincide with his fear of attention? The above quote from D-Rose seems to say it all. The better he plays the more famous he will become, and he is scared of what may happen if the Bulls are champions. I’m not too sure if this is all a cause of concern for the Bulls, but what we know for sure is that there will be no championships in the Windy City if Derrick Rose isn’t playing like we all know he can.


Derrick Rose lives on the 84th floor of the Trump building in Chicago. The further away from the folks of the city he is, the more comfortable he feels. It is not as if Rose is a mean or arrogant person, he just seems to have a bit of a social anxiety. He stated that he does not like to go out at nights and he prefers the rare alone time he gets. It is now up to Rose to handle the troubles he has and take his team to the promised land.