Nowadays, you can find talent just about anywhere, and certain regions – like the Seattle area, parts of Texas, and especially the DMV region – may have passed the major cities as the top basketball breeding grounds. But in the end, you still don’t “make” it until you do it under the big lights. Read More »
In the wake of his 24th birthday, let’s pay homage to one of the best athletes to play in our league today – Derrick Rose.
Rose is one of the most humble athletes, and he’s the embodiment of what we all want to see in our favorite athletes. He doesn’t shy away from being a model citizen for our youth. He embraces it. When you think about it, how many athletes can you name that gave a hefty amount of credit to everyone else but themselves – including his mom – at his MVP press conference? Read More »
For those of you who don’t know, I spent the last two days in the hospital getting my appendix taken out. It wasn’t a lot of fun. Upon coming home yesterday afternoon, my friends at adidas hit me with an awesome “coming home” gift: an enormous package full of sneakers and apparel from the D Rose 3 collection, which hit stores today. We joked around that I’m making sort of my own mini version of “The Return.” But it’s not like I’m in a year-round rehab program, and it’s not like I have an entire city and fanbase on my shoulders. Read More »
Look at the man. Head to toe, he’s dressed in red, black and gray. New sneakers on his feet. They’re calling them the D Rose 3. Cameras are flashing, recorders are playing, the room is buzzing. The lights dim.
The hometown kid. He grew up just a few minutes away. Englewood. Now he’s on stage, and there, in the front row, his momma. The one he calls his best friend, the one who did the chores around the house, and the one who raised him from a boy to a man. His brothers are next to her. The ones who made sure he got to school, did his homework, pushed him on the court. Read More »