Per the Bulls press release:
NBA TV, the league's 24-hour network, will air exclusive interviews with Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets, and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat in "One on One with Ahmad Rashad" on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. (ET).
Ahmad sits down with the NBA All-Stars for intimate conversations about
their life on and off the court and gets them to answer the questions
fans all want to know.
During the 30-minute special, the three superstars offer insights into their personal and professional lives, including:
- Rose on his desire to win:
"People say show emotion, but it takes a lot to get me excited. I never
know when I'm going to yell or whatever, I'll just do it. I don't know
where it comes from but I guess it is working."
- Paul on how his son has changed the priorities in his life: "He
has changed everything. In this profession, there are so many games and
after the games, there are times you beat yourself up, but it's great
to come into the family room after the game and see my son who doesn't
know if we just won or loss. He just knows that his dad is finally off
the court and that he can have him."
- Wade on the one thing that people would be surprised to know about him:
"Nowadays everything is an open book. The only thing I would say that
people might be surprised about me is that I wish I was a singer."
Other highlights from the special include:
also pays a visit to Rose's Chicago home. Now in his third season, the
Windy City native describes what it's been like to play for his
hometown team. Rose also reflects on his upbringing, including the
guidance he received from his three older brothers.
missing half of last season with injuries, Paul is once again showing
why he's one of the league's top point guards. Talking with Ahmad at a
New Orleans restaurant, Paul discusses his return to form this season,
while also reflecting on the importance of family in his life.
discusses the pressures and expectations of the new Big 3, while also
describing the chemistry he, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have and the
progress they've made toward fulfilling lofty expectations.
Will we get anything particularly good out of these interviews? Who knows, but I suspect not.
However, they are particularly valuable in cultivating Rose's image as a star, his reputation around the league, general respect for the franchise, and hopefully a more beneficial whistle from the refs.
Either way, I hope I get a chance to check it out, it's great to see Bulls players in the spotlight.