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Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption

LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose has some secrets.

He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He’s spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of Albert Einstein. He watches documentaries.

In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles. Rose, 28, the former MVP is coming off a fourth knee surgery, though now will be pairing with LeBron James and joining a team that has made three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Most people don’t know these things. Rose doesn’t care if people know these things.

Here’s what Rose hopes people know, or at least soon know: He believes he’s still among the NBA elite. So for Rose, this season alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers is a reset, maybe a redemption, maybe even a reinvention. He made $21 million last season; he’ll make about $2 million this season after signing for the minimum, even after averaging 18 points with the dysfunctional New York Knicks a year ago.

Now — recovered from a fourth knee surgery — Rose is set to start anew and resume chasing what would be his first NBA title.

Associated Press
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/263022/nba-cleveland-cavaliers-derrick-rose-redemption

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