I love playing basketball because you could be having a rough day in your life, and while you're on the court it gives you a clear mind. I'm not worried about anything. I'm there just playing freely and I go out there all and I have fun.— Derrick Rose
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I can't wait to shock the doubters and prove I'm better and stronger than I was before.
I still have goals. Seeing those doubters out there, it's gonna be funny seeing them eat their words.
I will say, just being here, God is good, man.
We got to win. Win no matter what. Trip, kick somebody, fight, bite. Whatever. Win.
Why can't I be MVP of the league? Why can't I be the best player in the league?
I think good things come to good people.
I think a lot of people don't understand that when I sit out it's not because of this year. I'm thinking about long term. I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball.
I wont ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me. I make smart decisions, and my friends and my family, they are all there for the right reason.
I've been playing youth basketball ever since I was in sixth grade;
I've been traveling ever since I was in sixth grade, so I'm used to it.
Everybody's got their poison, and mine is sugar.
I would say I'm more patient, way more patient than I was when I came in [to the league], before the injuries. But I think just going through everything, just maturing a little bit more, getting older, you start to see what it is and I'm good.
I love eating it - grilled chicken, pasta, rice, and other foods that give me long term energy. Every once in a while, my sweet tooth gets the best of me and I have to snack on some candy. Beverage wise, I stick to sports drinks, water, milk, and juice.
I just don't want to get caught up in the hype.
If I just do everything the opposite of what my dad did, I think that will make things pretty easy. I can joke about it now because I'm past that stage where it used to hurt. By having a kid, it's gone. I could take all that negative energy that I had and put it in a positive way.
I always want my shoes real clean. The front of my shoe is really like my personality, where off the court I'm kind of calm and kind of shy a little bit - low key. In the back, it's kind of crazy, just like me on the court. I love how both of my personalities are involved into the shoe.
My son is everything to me. He's the reason why I get up and I work out the way I work out and train the way that I train. He changed everything about me, so he was a blessing.
To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the difference in the world. So many people have invested in me and I want to do the same for Chicago’s teens.
Being healthy is a complete lifestyle for me.
It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me. It also allows me to sleep well so that I am rested when I need to perform. Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life.
On Halloween, don't you know back when you were little, your mom tells you don't eat any candy until she checks it? I used to be so tempted to eat my candy on the way to other people's houses. That used to be such a tease.
All I got to do is keep getting the most out of each one of my days and keep trying to be the best athlete I can become.
I think that my IQ level grew as a player.
I think that I [run] the game a little bit better. I'm waiting for the game to come to me, and I'm picking and choosing my spots instead of just going out there and just doing whatever because I don't have to do that with this team?
I put that on myself with not telling the Knicks.
It was just bad timing but I'm not perfect, far from it. The front office and my teammates, they knew where I was coming from when I told them what happened.
I don't live in that world where I'm on social media, I don't got social media.
Or I'm reading articles [about my game], so it's like I hear stuff by word of mouth a couple of days after so it never gets to me. So I can't get mad about what they say.
As long as I have my faith in God, I'm good. I know everything else is going to come.
I never had a problem with a coach in my life, no matter what team I've been in on.
I can't get mad about peoples' opinions, I always say that.
That's their opinion. They got every right to say or think whatever they want to say and think. And whatever they say and think don't affect my life.
When I was younger, I just thought about playing in the NBA.
I have a lot of confidence in my shot and I'm willing to shoot it no matter what.
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. (I'm) just learning and being smart.
All the days that you wake up you have one job and that's to get better, every single day.
Its tough growing up where I grew up.
My family is very small and really tight. Just being around the neighborhood, my brothers were always around. I didnt want to be in any trouble because I knew my mom or brothers would find out. I didnt want to hurt their feelings. I just tried to do everything right.
Hard work isn't enough. You got to believe
You've got one job, and that is to get better.
I never had a problem with a coach in my life, no matter what team I've been in on.I put that on myself because I let that space and opportunity start something especially when people didn't know what was going on or people are trying to find out or figure out what's going on with the team.
I try my hardest to do what I have to do to make my team win.
My thing is just staying positive. Find that thing you love doing and dedicate yourself to it. You're going to have to sacrifice a lot of things if you want to achieve the goals you want to achieve.
I feel like I have everything else as far as being creative and athletic.
But it's the little things that's going to push me over, like ball-handling, passing, boxing out when I'm setting screens. Little things like that that you would overlook that can make me a complete player.
If i'm not trying my best, I might as well retire.
I live a great life. I can't complain. I'm healthy, my family's good and there's nothing I can really complain about.
I couldn't worry about anyone else but myself and my health.
Whatever your goal is: dedicate yourself to it and it's going to be a lot of sacrifice, but if you love what you want to do, it shouldn't be a problem.
I wanna be great. I'm going to be great. There's no doubt about it.
I explained to my teammates I didn't want any distractions to the team.
People think that I'm mean because I'm quiet, and I don't really go out places or because I don't really say too much. On the other hand, people think that I'm soft because I may not handle myself the way other people handle themselves. That's just not me. They don't know my background or none of that stuff.
All I can do is just go in there and tighten up my game, tighten up my handles.
Just all the little basic things that you wouldn't even think about, the fundamental parts of the game.
McDonald's is over with. But chips and candy and stuff, it's going to be hard to get away from that.
Right now my biggest thing is to improve my all-around game.
.. If you don't win, something's wrong. Winning takes care of everything, so our biggest thing is winning.
I think I work hard. I think I dedicate myself to the game and sacrifice a lot of things at a young age, and I know if I continue to do good, what I can get out of it.