"Oh, my God," Rose said when asked about it. "I overslept. It's nothing
big. You can ask anybody I work with, was I a problem on set or did I
have a problem showing up? I always show up early.
"We had a game (Monday) night," Rose said. "We went to go eat. After
that, you have to wake up at 6 a.m. to catch a flight? That's tough,
"I really don't know," he said. "They were saying it was a good show
and I was supposed to fly there and it wouldn't take long and I could
fly back and be back in Chicago. But by the time I woke up, it was 10
a.m. So if I went there and went back it would've been 10 p.m. coming
"So I missed it. I thought it wasn't nothing big and they would
understand. But I should've known something was going to come out of it.
If anything, people know I'm not that type of person. I apologize."
I think the only thing even potentially disturbing about the story is the flimsy excuse that he decided it was just too much hassle followed by the fact that he doesn't think his actions were a big deal.
He held up work for a whole ton of highly paid, hard working professionals, it really is a big deal when you don't show up to these kind of things to them.
After making the commitment, he should have sucked it up and gone. Yeah, you had to get up early, but just roll out of bed and into the car they have waiting for you and go back to sleep, then when someone wakes you at the airport, go to sleep again on the plane. He made the commitment, and yeah, he should have honored it. Really, he probably just shouldn't have made the commitment during the season at all.
All that said, I think people using this as an example of Derrick's views on commitment are way off base. In life, most of us make commitments all the time, and while I'm sure there are some people out there who always keep all commitments, most of us balance which ones are really important to us.
In reality, we weigh how important we think the commitment really is in determining whether we could break it. Would Derrick Rose break a commitment to his teammates? I don't think so. Would he break the commitment to himself in terms of practice and improving? I don't think so.
However, a cameo on a TV show on the fringe of his consciousness probably doesn't feel like that big a deal to him even though it involves other people. His own quotes show that he didn't really think it was a big deal, that he figured no one would really care much. I think part of that is simply his own naivety in terms of his own fame and the workings of creating a TV show, but there it is.
I don't think he realized the consequences of his actions, and they're too far out of bounds of the things which are really important for him to worry much about, and quite frankly, I prefer his focus on basketball anyway.
This doesn't excuse his actions per se, but it does shed light on what's important to Derrick, and the Good Wife isn't it, nor should it be.