Derrick Rose appearing with Wade and Paul in exclusive NBA TV interviews

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:

  • Ahmad
    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.  
  • After
    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.
  • Wade
    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.

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  • Ahmad aint Barbra Walters...lol. That is why Jordan loved him so much for interviews...so no, don't expect any breakthrough moments.

  • In reply to Houston:

    No Ahmad ain't Barbra Walters but if you're old enough to remember he used to host his own show on NBC back in the day called inside the NBA and he always interviewed and interacted with the biggest stars in the league. So for him to interview Rose with Wade and Paul is very big for Rose and it will indeed help with his reputation around the league as one of the true superstars of the league.

  • In reply to Houston:

    VOTE FOR ROSE GUYS! HE IS CURRENTLY 3RD BEHIND RONDO & WADE!!!!!

    Everyone here should be voting for him everyday. Its a crime if he doesn't start, but only us Bulls fans' fault.

    Vote now:
    http://www.nba.com/allstar2011/asb/eng/ballot.html

    AND DON'T FOR FOR RONDO OR WADE AS YOUR OTHER GUARD!

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    I find it crazy that Rose is behind Rondo at guard. On merit of play this year, Rose should be first. But we all know that's not how it works in this game. I understand being behind Wade, given his achievements in previous recent years. But Rondo averages 10 points a game for God's sake. I know he does 13 assists per game, but he's mooching off of 4 hall of fame players. It also is irritating that Noah is 3rd behind Shaq, but again it is understandable given Shaq's star power. At least its nice to see players like Vince Carter fading away. Took long enough.

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