Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Would Derrick Rose admit his "Basketball is Everything" commercial was a big fat lie?

Two years ago, Derrick Rose made a commercial called Basketball is Everything.  In it, he said the following:

"If you took away the money [the fame, the spotlight, etc.] ...  What would you have left?  Everything."

At the time, I though it was pretty obnoxious of him considering he'd already shown he doesn't care much about basketball by not participating in the 2013 postseason (even though he'd been medically cleared to play two months earlier).

A year after the ad came out, Rose missed some more games and said:

"I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball. Having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to, I don't want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son's graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past."

At the Chicago Bulls' media day this week, an unprompted Rose discussed how he's focused on a big payday in 2017 free agency as a necessary means to provide for his family and his son's future.

Here's a snippet from my Hoops Habit piece Derrick Rose's Comments About Money Hard To Hear:

His commercial two years ago was clearly just a big fat lie.  I really wish someone would ask him about it.

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