There was simply never a chance for him to be himself. Adored while quiet until he began to use his voice; its how many fans treat their sport figures which are like children. Speak when spoken too, respect authority, understand that you should be grateful and blah blah blah. When you’re loved it’s only until you’re not loved anymore. Derrick Rose recently made remarks during a press conference about his upcoming free agency. Here are his comments regarding allegations brought about by his ex-girlfriend in where she filed suit:
“I’ve been moved on,” Rose said. “This whole summer I had tunnel vision. My mindset was just making sure that I was working out every day, and spending as much time as possible with my son (P.J.). And focusing on those two things. Making sure my family is financially stable, as far as seeing all the money that they’re passing out in this league. Just telling the truth. Just knowing that my day will be coming up soon, and it’s not for me. It’s for P.J. and his future, so that’s what I’m thinking about right now.'”I’m preparing for it.”
Now take these quotes as you wish, as many of you already have. I myself find them to be fake and bs-ish however they also seem to be attempts to say what you want but maneuver in a way that doesn’t ultimately offend. He wants more money because he wants more money. He continues:
“Here, it’s here,” Rose said of where he wants to play. “But when you talk about that much money, the only thing you can do is prepare for it. I’m trying to prepare, not only myself, but my family. And I’m doing this all for my son. Like I said, I’m thinking about his future. Even though we’re all right, we’re comfortable, when you talk about that x-amount of dollars, I think it raises everyone’s eyebrows, so there’s nothing wrong with being over-prepared.”
Now agreed it’s not all for his son. I won’t get into the amount he’s made thus far but surely he’s made enough to raise PJ just fine. I laugh at all of us fronting though; like we wouldn’t attempt the same things in his position regardless of injuries. Yes they make a ton but it’s for a short period. What is the biggest fear of Chicago fans? That he’s playing for money. What do you do at your job? This is America Jack, capitalism. The goal of the game is to stack up. Get what you can while you’re in that’s always been the hustle but we throw shade at athletes when they do it. Here’s the largest confusion, the only way that Derrick Rose can re-up for a mega deal in 2017 is by staying healthy and performing well. So I don’t understand why Bulls fans have a problem with him saying that. Whatever is your motivation is your motivation. If that’s what causes him to play well and work hard then so be it. It’s what we all do. Honestly you’re mad because he has a lot of money and you don’t have a 100th of it. So while you would be grateful for anyone to pay you millions to wear shoes, you get upset because he dare seek out more. Fans loved the 30 for 30 Broke in where they were able to chastise athletes about being dumb with their money but religiously kill them in public for not playing for the love of the game. I see there are just a lot of haters in sports.