Derrick Rose Covers GQ Magazine May 2012 + Talks Michael Jordan Comparisons & More
Derrick Rose and all of his basketball glory covers the covers the May 2012 issue of GQ magazine.
The 23-year-old Chicago Bulls point guard, who has a $95 million contract, MVP award, and a direct line to the White House (President Obama is his #1 fan) not only looks great and gets his fash-on–but he also managed to brush his hair!!!
Inside his cover story entitled The Rose Revolution he speaks on having Obama as one of his fans, new found fame, Michael Jordan comparisons, and much more.
Take a look at a few of the excerpts below and then check out the sexy photo spread shot by Nathaniel Goldberg afterwards.
On having his #1 fan being in the White House:
“I remember when he wasn’t our president, when I was a kid, when he’d just be walking down the street, a state senator. He was just always there. I didn’t appreciate it then. I was in high school and just wanted to see rappers.”
On the all of the attention he’s getting:
“The more you win, the more they come. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t take anything for granted. 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.”
On being compared to Michael Jordan:
“…His titles drive me. What’s wrong with getting close to the best person that ever played the game? I’m not scared of him; if anything, it makes me work harder when I do train.”
On how the fame has affected his personal life:
“It gets on my nerves that I can’t just go out. It’s just boundaries now, people are like, ‘You can’t go here, you can’t go there, you got to let that person know where you’re going.’ It’s just weird. I’m never alone. Ever.”