Derrick Rose Says He Doesn’t Want Fame, Is Still Playing in NBA for His Son

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Derrick Rose Says He Doesn’t Want Fame, Is Still Playing in NBA for His Son

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Derrick Rose has faded out of public view since signing a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in June, but he broke his silence in an interview released Tuesday.

Speaking exclusively to the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds, Rose discussed his career at length, including the forces that drive him day in and day out, and why he doesn’t want to bask in the NBA‘s limelight.

“I’ve always been into movies,” Rose said. “And I’ve always asked why you don’t see famous actors all the time. Why don’t you see George Clooney? For real, why don’t you see him? It always comes back to how they don’t want the fame. So when I got into the NBA, I never wanted to tap into that.

Personally, that’s just not me.”

The 28-year-old point guard also disclosed he strives to make his son proud after telling reporters in November 2014 he had pondered a life after basketball because of how injuries had affected his body.

“He’s the only reason that I’m playing this game,” Rose said, per Reynolds. “My dad wasn’t around. So my mom was that figure for me. I want to be the example to my son, the dad that I didn’t have. He’s going to do what he wants to do, but sometimes he’s going to be like, ‘Damn, Pops was right all these times.’ It’s going to hit him one day.”

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Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
News Writer/Contributor at Tyranny News @lakeemk

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