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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  159 responses

Derrick Rose Not a Fan of Dancing During All-Star Game Intros


While LeBron James and Dwight Howard danced around happily during the East All-Star intros on Sunday night, Derrick Rose hilariously refused to take part in any of the goofy fun. He explains his reasoning for looking so serious. Per ESPN: “I can dance,’ Rose said after Sunday night’s All-Star Game. ‘But there’s a time and place for that and I don’t think it was right, then and there.’ Rose drew criticism from some fans around the city on Monday because he didn’t dance during the pregame introductions. While LeBron James and Dwight Howard put on a little show for the fans, Rose stood stonefaced on the side and kept his cool. He’s not worried about what people think of the fact he didn’t dance. ‘I don’t care,’ Rose said. ‘You just know that’s me, man. If you would have saw me out there dancing, you would have been looking at me different. I’m just me. I can’t be anybody else. I think that’s what people see.’ Rose also said that he didn’t know if James or Howard were mad that he didn’t dance with them. Rose, who has repeatedly talked about how he doesn’t enjoy playing in pickup games, like many other All-Stars did over the summer, admitted that he still doesn’t feel comfortable playing in glorified exhibitions like the All-Star Game, even though he’s been selected three years in a row. ‘Not at all,’ he said. ‘You know this is not my game at all. But I just love being out there. Just seeing guys, seeing what they do. And it’s exciting when you’re out there. Just seeing how guys are really professionals. They’re great at what they do; scoring the ball, rebounding, whatever they’re doing. They’re out there for a reason.’”

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  • AD

    THATS the first time ive heard a guard that e does not like playin in asgs.. no wonder why he wasnt playn in the fourth quarter. I like the fire tho

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Then sit your a*s out and let Jeremy Lin take your shine in the near future and rest of your back from having to carry Calros Boozer for a half a season. If an All-Star game isn’t the time and the place to “let go” then when is? No one’s asking you to do a choregraphed routine like you’re in New Edition, but you can’t even smile, dude? You’re a douche. Intensity can’t be questioned when you’re playing real games, no doubt, but during a fan-centric weekend? Come off it.

  • Jetfuel

    Rose`s reaction was the best thing that happend on sunday. Like nbk said on the live blogg: “looking at the others in disgust”. Rose is truly the man

  • http://www.slamonline.com Red

    Jeremy Lin? Eboy sit your a** down.

  • Ali

    Word up D. Rose!

  • Victor

    Too bad he’s not a fan of taking his own SATs!

  • T-Money

    if the intro to the asg is not the place to let loose then… when? if he doesn’t feel like dancing, that’s his prerogative but he needs to relax a bit with the glares. wade and melo weren’t dancing either but they were at least enjoying themselves. i’m glad that bron and dwight are not trying to change who they are either, some people play much better when they’re loose and having fun and some people feel they need to play angry or very serious-like. to each his own, everybody is judged on the results.

  • MLK4Life

    Eboy, why so angry? Have we not been paying attention to him? You have to be extremely stupid to criticize a guy for being himself. What’s wrong with being an individual?

  • Marco

    DRose not dancing was my favorite all star moment…! and once the other 3 idiots started to dance, i knew the west was gonna win, DRose belongs to this category of players like Durant and Klove who simply have enough respect for the game, they understand entertainment should come from the game itself and not from all that other BS…!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Red

    Agreed T money. In the end just as Lebron will be criticized for dancing Derrick Rose will be too for being too serious. No matter what in the entertainment business there’ll be criticism it comes with the fame. Personally it was awesome how serious he was, but he’ll be ostracized for this by the other all-stars I think.

  • bbubb

    pure class

  • Wasabi

    Jeremy Lin? lol

  • MLK4Life

    I like the fact that he doesn’t care about people having a problem with it. Get over it if you feel a certain way about it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/clearheatvision Raj

    Seems to have no fun personality the more and more I learn about him

  • http://twitter.com/kurtcendana Kurt
  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You can laugh all you want at Lin….but dude will be there just like Yao was every year he was healthy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Kobe was laughing and smiling too during the West warmups….does that make him a “fake” too cause he was enjoying the moment? Who’s more locked into a game than Kobe gets? GTFOH with all your Rose slurping.

  • Pais

    @Eboy – dance for the fans, really? They’re basketball players not strippers for crying out loud. Since when does getting jiggy and pretending to use a defibrillator (Howard) amount to ‘enjoying your work’? You wouldn’t expect that in any other profession. Personally I hate that stuff, I’m entertained by the ‘Basketball’, leave the dancing to the cheerleaders. DRose, the consummate professional, thank you.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Consummate dou*hebag.

  • Pais

    @Eboy – I get it, you like dancing, a lot so it seems. Nonetheless you can’t hate on the kid for being a ‘non-dancing’ basketball superstar, that’s just silly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You clowns are probably a little too young to remember Michael Jordan playing in All-Star games…and who was more of a “consummate professional” than he was? And dude had fun, laughed joked, played pranks on dudes in the into lines. D-Rose is a personality-less entity. Plain and simple. Hell of a ball player tho.

  • derrick rose takes the fun out of everything…

  • AD

    lol @eboy jeremy lin tho… he wont be an alstarr with dwill drose, rondo in the same confrence.. plus theirs other pgs in the east thats better, jwall jholiday.. cmon son

  • T-Money

    i find comments like the one above from marco really nauseating. we’re talking about the sanctity of the asg now? it’s freaking entertainment, why do you need the players to act like they’re in the marines? dude can do whatever he wants, and so can dwight and bron. does it really make ya’ll feel better about yourselves to see the players act humble, unassuming, grateful for what they have, etc? do you feel more “connected” to them lol?

  • Pais

    @Eboy – did I make spelling mistake? ouch, boy is my face red. I’m sincerely grateful for you to point that out. Hopefully I’ll never disgrace myself and my ancestors again in such a horrible fashion. Why don’t you tone it down little?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Man…f*ck the dancing….I could give a sh*t less….however….when an All-Star weekend goes by that ranks among some of the worst ever presented…and I can get some “fun” by some of the worlds best athletes for 30 seconds, then yeah, I’m going to enjoy it and laugh with them. I’m so impressed by a dude standing there stone-faced. Thrilling.

  • T-Money

    eboy – good call, i vividly remember jordan pulling penny’s warm ups in the intros. pais – what other professions are you comparing this to? if they’re not in the entertainment industry, your comparison is worthless.

  • MLK4Life

    Eboy, you are a complete idiot for having an issue with DRose being himself. Anyone who agrees with you is also an idiot. Not everyone is the same. Who cares about being the most fun loving clown in the league? The Bulls love him. Adidas loves him evidenced by the huge contract he just signed with both. So its a non issue to those who matter.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Red

    Nobody said you aren’t a professional by smiling wtf dumba** I’m saying that’s how he approaches games and it’s fine. You’re a moron kid lol.

  • Bigmellz

    What he really wanted to say was he didn’t want to be associated with “those” clowns. His teammate Joakim Noah would look at him different if he participated with the same behavior that he criticized.

  • Ali

    We all get it. There are these type of guys like to crack jokes, clown around, shimmy and shake or whatever but it is, but damn near everytime we turn on the TV, Bron is doing a two step or something like it. At some point it becomes more of a BUFFOONERY type of thing in peoples minds. Just my 2 cents.

  • Pais

    @t-money – I’ll agree with the idea that D Rose is a little bland in the personality department, for sure. And if I were him I wouldn’t criticize anyone who does want to dance. They’re basketball players, hence they entertain us by playing basketball (it’s quite complex I know). By your rationale, perhaps dancers should play basketball?

  • GC6

    All this intensity counts for nothing if you don’t perform neither does the goofing around (Dwight Howard). On the other hand Lebron,D Wade and D Williams had fun and played well nothing wrong with having fun at a all star game.

  • MLK4Life

    Anyone remember LeBron mocking Cam Newton’s TD celebration only after DWade did? Not everyone is a copycat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542782613 The White Steve Smith

    Sure nothing wrong with having fun, Rose was sitting on the bench smiling, it’s not like dude is immune to emotions but when you’re on a stage being introduced to the world, you don’t wanna start doing the robot or running in circles because you think it’s entertaining. It is ok to smile and laugh though.

  • B-More Mike

    He’s anti-Lebron. Win or lose just play ball. Forget the dancing & u scared 2 even take the last shot in the ASG.!!. Dude is all business & he’s a douche. You wish your guy was like that cause if he was the league would be OVER. But keep trying 2 please me with your dance moves. Real killers don’t care how others feel.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    My bad I’m Steve Smith.

  • T-Money

    Pais- if thats what you got from my comment lets just move on

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Nothing new here. Rose has always been sort of a stand offish kind of guy even with his own team. If other guys want to dance and have fun since it is an All Star game after all then so be it. If Rose wants to look disgusted with them then whatever. And @B-More Mike LeBron didn’t take a last second shot f*ckin get over it already who cares.

  • Exile

    D-Rose during the intros added to the entertainment… I liked the contrast between him and the “cool kids.” I think most posters here are getting too worked up over it… Let (both) the stances stand for what it is… different personalities by great players.

  • DruNyce

    People give Rose too much credit for being a shy guy with no personality. You want to dance? good for you. *Hand clap* I had no problem with those guys having fun at a glorified scrimmage. Also, if you don’t like being in the ASG. Forfeit your spot to someone else who would appreciate it more.

  • DruNyce

    You *don’t* want to dance?

  • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1122425/index.htm nbk

    I enjoy Rose and his little attitude. But he shouldn’t say it isn’t the time or place, he should have just said, I didn’t feel like dancing during player intros. If there ever was a time and place, it’s then. Your teammates were having fun at an exhibition, a type of fun you don’t enjoy in that way, that’s cool. But there was nothing wrong with what anyone did.

  • stlheatmaniac

    Rose aint got nothing to b smiling about. his back fuked up from carryin a team of bums all season, he in the East so he aint finna go to the finals cause the dude right next to him thats dancing (lebron) decided to form a team thats finna win the next 4 at least championships, and thirdly his feet hurt like fuk every game cause he wearin addidas when he shoulda been wearing Nikes. so i wouldnt b dancing either and risk blowin my back out on national TV.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    I see Heat fans are idiots who can’t spell & still use the word ‘finna’ & probably use the word swag because they’re well documented douchebags. But I agree nbk he shouldn’t have gone into so much detail that’s not a smart move. As far as Lin being the starting point guard, it may happen but not because he deserves it only cause of China.

  • shm

    Rose doesn’t have to dance if he doesn’t want to, and Dwight and Lebron can dance all they want, its who they are, this is kinda ridiculous. And btw Rose hasn’t done enough to be “disgusted” with or not wanting to be associated with those two players, he should be grateful at this point (and i think he is) that he gets to play with future HOFers at this kinda game, especially at his age, or all that rhetoric about being humble means nothing.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    Cosign nbk’s comment. There’s nothing wrong with what anyone did. I don’t have a problem with anyone dancing/not dancing, but Rose shouldn’t have said it wasn’t the time. That’s the only time IMO. Eboy wants his Allstars sweaty and dancing damn it!!! All the other commentators are idiots because they don’t care if their favorite player dances or not. They have to dance!!!! It can be a horrible game, but because Lebron did the tootsie roll, Eboy is happy. If you’re not going to dance then step aside and get replaced by someone that’s willing to dance!

  • dave

    @Eboy i agree with u…DRose needs to dance, do the stanky leg, a little crumping, breakdance, and some step up moves…no, really who cares if he wants to dance or not in the intro that s just him…why so mad about it?

  • Zack

    DRose is probably one of the most modest professional athletes in history. He’s not interested in having anyone put him on any sort of pedestal. He just wants to play.

  • robb

    I love DRose and I understand what he’s saying, I mean he is who he is and that’s perfectly fine, I just wish he could have some fun every once in a while, c’mon dude it’s the All Star game, it’s a big party, relax.

  • startown

    Jeremy Lin an all star? That is a bit early for that suggestion. I would say no way he beats our Rose/Rondo and two or three others that are ahead of him.

    After watching him against the Heat and in the Rising Stars game, he looked slow and not up to par with the opponents athleticism. If I were a GM I’d rather have Norris Cole than Lin.

  • Top$helf

    GDs dnt dance

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    And hey, if all you D-Rose guys are cool with him playing in an All-Star game and looking like the 9th or 10th best player out there, then the rest of us should be happy about it to.

  • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1122425/index.htm nbk

    lol

  • http://slamonline.com Raseven

    Eboy is an idiot and obviously never played ball Derrick Rose has always been a serious cat why should he act like a minstrel

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Canuck

    To anoyone who doesnt think Lin will be an all-star last year – absolutely he will. It’s called fan vote. Remember when t-mac almost became an allstar when he wasnt even playing because he was yau’s teammate?

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Canuck

    Anyone* and next year*

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Yeah star Lin doesn’t deserve an all star start but you remember Yao being injured yet still winning all the votes. Asian Nation will vote for him like crazy. But Rose was the one hitting 3s and brought the game back to 10. He just didn’t play too much so he wasn’t as good on stats. Eboy you’re an idiot.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    When the camera focused on Rose he was laughing, go look at the All-Star practice photos from Drose, he’s smiling the whole time, if he doesn’t wanna dance, then let him be.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    I see why Eboy has that name, it perfectly describes the way you act. Nothing wrong with what he did or said. kobe and durant didnt come out dancing and they handled business and set the tone for their teams and that’s why they won. Um… your boy wade will be one sitting his ass down come next all-star game, trust me.

  • stlheatmaniac

    RED must b some type of psychic!! cause i do use the word swag!!!! LOL!!And i am a douchbag but i aint dirty as tha one Reds momma use to rinse wit after her donkey shows. i think i spelled donkey right if not RED will let me know! u sound like a lame talkin bout Lin will only get in cause of the Chinese. Lin is raw but still has a upside and has talent and i bet the whole NY will vote him in too! you prob hate LJ, and Hate the Heat cause we finna bust ur team azz all season long. even if a team aint my fav i gotta respect tha game cause i love it that much. Dont b a cum guzzlin hater ur whole life RED it aint a good look… SWAG!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Rose doesn’t like hooping in exhibitions, and he’s not that comfortable with all that laughing fun-loving stuff either. He’s a reluctant superstar when it comes to the off the court stuff. Oh well.
    I really, REALLY wish people would stop holding up Durant and Rose as the paragons of basketball virtue though. That almost never ends well.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Thanks Rose, for being yourself and not stooping to Lebron and Howard goofy can’t win punks. Who eventually need to move to other teams to win. I just became an even bigger Rose fan. BOOK IT!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    And Lebron brought the East back with his crazy play and demeanor. He matched Durant’s point total, and exceeded him in every other facet of the game.
    And he danced.
    It’s like y’all don’t even consider the most obvious rebuttals to your arguments before you make them.
    If dancing means you can’t play, how do you explain LeBron going wild? You’re not making sense. The West won by three, not by 23.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Seed
    You do realize that LeBron and Howard have won more than Rose, right?
    I mean, again, WTH people?

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    I applaude Rose for being himself and no dancing, but he should want to play in the All-star game, I mean its for the fans, no matter what you should try hard in any game that a fan that is paying your salary and that they are watching. But, again every player doesnt have to dance, or want attention. But, that doesnt mean that Rose is a better player then Lebron or Dwight just because his approach to the game.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Allen, you do realize you are arguing with The Seed about logic?

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Won more what? :/

  • stlheatmaniac

    Rose will b Rose u can never knock a man for being himself. DITTO ALLENP!!!!!!!! u are 100 percent correct my friend. time will only tell where these guys will land. Rose may have to leave Chi someday and if he does i wont b mad. Rose has to worry bout rose. he has to do wat it takes to make his own legacy. but theyll burn his jerseys in the Chi

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    “But baby I don’t dance. Not that I can’t, there’s a pistol in my pants.
    Come on…”
    -M. Bruce Mathers III

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I have logic, Rose will be a Bull forever, he is not a ring chaser like Lebron and Howard, who feel they can’t win with there current teams. I just see Rose as a different player, he plays hard all the time and has killer to him, that will make him the best player in the league someday. I predict Bulls putting Heat out the playoffs in 6 games and all of yall will jump on Lebron back about his Magic comments and will remember at least Lebron feels he is fun to play with. Also if Howard played with some killer mentaliity he gets 30pts and 15reb every game. Lebron and Howard are goofy players to me, who need some heart. A 2 time MVP goes to someone else city Wade who got HIS CITY a team and HOwARd are looking to go to kobe city to get a ring. BOOK IT!!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Kobe tried to go to Michael’s city…. and Howard doesn’t want to go to LA. Your book has a lot of errors.

  • Jamaal87

    @ Eboy

    Anger issues much??!!!

    lmao….

    Go listen to some Enrique and dance with your glow sticks up your ass.

  • Jayday

    It’s just as Rose said, we (at least I) would have looked at him differently. You know thats not him. He is just acting like he has been throughout his whole career. I do agree though that he shouldn’t have said “it was not the right time and place.”

  • stlheatmaniac

    omg ALLENP u kno wat the hell u talking bout!! ROSE NEVA WON ANYTHING BUT A MVP AWARD THAT GOT ROBBED FROM LJ!!! HE NEVA WON A EASTERN CONF ANYTHING, HE NEVA WON ALLSTAR MVP, HE NEVA WON A SCORING TITLE, HE NEVA MADE IT TO THE FINALS. Rose is an amazing player dont get me wrong but got dam yow rose fans act like he God. he got sooo much pressure from the delusional fans all the way up to his on his back. i feel sorry for that dude

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Well, neither LeBron, nor Rose, nor Howard have won a title.
    But LeBron’s been to the Finals twice and Howard has been once. And LeBron has won 60+ games twice in a season.
    So, if you’re making an argument about “winning” it doesn’t make sense to hold Rose up as being better than LeBron and Howard. It’s not logical.
    As for the whole thing about how LeBron left Cleveland, if that’s why you hate dude, well you’re going to hate him forever. There isn’t much that can be done about that.

  • MLK4Life

    Wow, some of you have no business talking about basketball at all. What’s with all the yelling and name calling? Bottom line, Rose is a grown man and if he doesn’t want to dance, he shouldn’t. He didn’t. Facts are facts. LeBron had the opportunity to put Cleveland on his back and win two championships at least. Twice his team had the best record in the league. He couldn’t motivate his guys enough to get past Orlando. And the next season, after playing in a Game 3 where he looked ready to get past Boston, he quit Game 5 and fled to Miami to play with perhaps the best two guard in the league and a top 10 big man. He choked in the Finals last year. DRose shouldn’t feel lucky at all to play with any of the All-Stars except Kobe, Dirk and Wade. He deserved the MVP last season. Anyone who disagrees didn’t watch the Bulls play significant periods of time without Noah and Boozer. Still won 62 games with Rose carrying the offense almost by himself. Rose has no need to look up to LeBron at all. For those who think Miami is poised to win multiple championships I disagree. LeBron pulls another disappearing act, I see Pat Riley trading one or two of the Big 3 away. The Bulls and Thunder aren’t going anywhere.

  • awayboy

    i find it funny that people are bashing rose because he wasn’t up there smiling or that he looked like he wasn’t appreciative or wanted to have fun. watch video of the western conference all-star introductions. none of them were dancing (which is fine). and only a handful of them were smiling. most, like rose, wave to the fans and smiled and that was it.

    so the bottom line is that rose, according to some fans, is a douche because he didn’t dance with dwight and lebron. wow.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    So MLK
    You believe that LeBron’s team’s failed because of a lack of motivation on his part, but Rose’s Bulls failed because of what exactly?
    Honestly, LeBron’s numbers against Orlando were insane. He scored 35 or more in five of the six games, including 40+ in three of them. His assist and rebounds were amazing. There was not anything else he could have done against Orlando, mainly because the Cavs couldn’t stop Dwight down low and forgot how to defend the pick and roll.
    Against Boston, he choked horribly, but let’s not pretend that his teammates played well. They slummed too. And even choking, he was getting triple doubles.
    Bottom line, Rose came into a better situation, has enjoyed great team succes and is a phenomenal player. That’s it.
    All this talk about who is the better human being is stupid.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Dude still played like the 9th or 10th best player in the game though, regardless of all of your idiotic “logic” (that’s for everyone). Like it’s been said….if you don’t want to be there cause you’re so “real”, then let that sh*t go to someone who would enjoy the experience, not just look at it like it was a waste of a weekend.

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    -_-..

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    i agree that drose needs to lighten up a bit.
    but some of y’all are taking this a little too personally.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    But remember….he’s humble. His “humblebility” should allow him to not cast aspersions on dude’s having a good time by shooting disgusted looks at them for dancing, head nodding or acting like a “minstrel” as one of you morons wrote. You know why he shouldn’t? ‘Cause he’s humble.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    LOL at the “grown men” taking this oh so seriously. Dance if you wanna dance or not, it’s All Star weekend.

  • 23Bulls

    Yea Rose is right this is not Dancing with starts …having fun is one thing…dancing around like a goof is not someones thing thats indiviuals choice

  • Valerio

    LOT OF DRAMA WHERE IS NO F DRAMA…..

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out @Eboy going in…

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    damn, y’all are REALLY reaching.
    they were “disgusted” looks? ma, i dont ever remember him saying a bad word about dwight or lebron. he even praised em in this quote.
    i really have no idea what else to say, this is nuts.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Are we still talking about the all-star game, really? not a real game..we sitting here talking about the all-star game..how silly is that? what are we talking about? the all-star game…we talking about the all-star game, man.

  • http://hoopism.com airs
  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Lebron dances- Rose doesnt, Lebron came up short in the finals-Rose came up short in the eastern conference championship, Lebron 2 time regular season MVP, Rose 1 time regular season MVP, Lebron 2 time ASG game MVP-Rose 0 ASG MVP, Lebron 2 Final apperances- Rose 0 finals apperannces. Lebron took his SAT’s- Rose let somebody else do it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    JTaylor…remember how critical everyone was of Lebron not taking the last shot….in an All-Star game. An All-Star game?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    people realize Eboy is just trying to prove a point right? no? carry on…

  • http://ww.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Fboy with another weak statement, so what if he doesn’t enjoy the all-star game, tim duncan has said for years he doesn’t enjoy the all-star game as well but he plays in them, and you haven’t been b!tching about that.

  • MUBWAR

    lool at Moneyshot, that last line was spot on

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Rose saying he didn’t think it was the time nor the place is an insult to those guys who were dancin, imo.
    Also, I mentioned in the post up Rose doesn’t really suit these games, at least 3 all star years in. He likes the ball in his hands (Bron usually handles it), and he is a better scorer than he is passer, so its not like he is going to be out there throwin oops to dwight or making plays for others. I know he does that for Chicago, but Rose just seems suited as a scorer first (because he’s a great scorer) on a defense first team with great role players. He is in the perfect situation.

  • Fat Lever

    WTF did I walk into? Now you all are debating the merits of an NBA player’s dancing skills and how that translates to on-court success? Get out more!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Bottom line is we commenters have this piss a$$ conversation all the time. Rose supporters will defend him just as Bron supporters will support him. Rose has never really been one to “act a fool” as some of you have said so just let it go. I think his slight towards the game itself was uncalled for though. As far as Bron goes he danced and he balled out. Dancing and not dancing doesn’t determine sh*t. Besides it’s a F*CKIN ALL STAR GAME LOL Jesus man

  • MLK4Life

    The best thing about it is DRose doesn’t care how anyone feels about it. I also didn’t see him speak ill of the game. Don’t know where some of you got that from. All he cares about is the fans. His fans like him because of who he is. Grown mem catching feelings on here because another grown man didn’t dance lol. So sensitive on here.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Brons a b*itch doe

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    cosign smh.. Personally? I don’t care if rose dances. It would be nice if did though, and I’d really enjoy it bc rose dances like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZczejHLBaG4 and for everyone holding up rose as the antithesis of lebron….. lebron and rose are A LOT more similar than they are different. just fyi.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    and everybody acts like lebron is this huge arrogant @sshole. I don’t see it. going to another team with multiple all-stars/ great players and admitting you need help isn’t arrogant at all… it’s exactly the opposite. what’s arrogant is chasing everybody else away and thinking your so great that you don’t need anybody’s help. not that d.rose did that… but I’m just saying.

  • Treshiq

    I love Drose..he’s beastly..but his personality is a bit monotone..My chin would have dropped had I seen him dance. He just doesn’t seem like the dancing hype man type. I only disagree with the “time and place” the all-star game is a fun exhibition game ….so I think if you ARE gonna dance..that’s the place to do it.. but i don’t fault the east starters for dancing or rose for not dancing… to each his own.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    I can’t believe people honestly said “oh just bc he danced he didn’t play well” ya’ll must’ve not been watching the game. and how well did derrick rose play? did he do anything? exactly.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    can anyone see my comment at 2:44? it’s a clip of rose dancing. here it is again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZczejHLBaG4 wouldn’t it be great if he did this?

  • dev0

    Lookin like a boss. I understand that’s DRose and we all love him for who he is, but he’s gotta show he’s having fun sometimes.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    You expect Rose to score 30 points in 18 minutes?
    Dude was the only starter who didn’t play more than 20 minutes.
    11 points ain’t bad for how little he played.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    14 points, actually.

  • feez_22

    … Please people… Lebron james brought a team with mo williams as his sidekick to a 66 win season and game 6 of the conference semis DANCING ON THE SIDELINES practically every home game. I don’t really care if rose doesn’t like to “dance”… but the look of SPITE rose gave the other all stars for having a good time out there AND THEN his condescending attitude to dancing in general which implies that the other stars aren’t serious is what bugs me. He said “there is a time and a place” for dancing… THEY ARE IN THE EFFIN ALL STAR GAME. the time and place is RIGHT THERE. Rose was just up there frowning having a miserable time. might as well not have showed up. I don’t really care about how rose felt though… its about the look of disgust he had on his face when other stars were having a great time at the all star game. Maybe i am over-analyzing things… but ROSE talks too much. Now some of you guys will say “man you are an idiot” but i mean he talks too much about HIMSELF. remember these quotes (paraphrasing) 1. Pre-2010/2011 nba season- “why can’t i be the MVP? why can’t i be the best player in the league”? … name me a star that has said that the last 10 years. basically begging for MVP. i’ll wait. 2. “there is a time and a place for dancing and basically this isn’t MY time or place” – The all star game isn’t your place to dance? hmm… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZczejHLBaG4 watch this guys. 3. this isn’t a quote but this is about rose not even recruiting guys to be bulls. its like he smites guys… even the best of players (kobe to name one) recruit great players (dwight). its like rose doesn’t want them cramping his style. there are numerous others but they are subtle. People never bring them up. imo, rose is a quiet douchebag. gets a pass bc whenever people talk about a douchebag, chicago fans flip it and talk about the boisterous douchbaggery of kobe/lebron/howard. thats all.

  • bike

    “From this point forward, excessive celebration of any kind is banned during player introductions. Excessive celebration includes dancing, shimming, shaking, getting down, rockin’, or any exaggerated hip movements”
    David Stern

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    nah I hear you enig… but I’m just saying. Everybody saying that lebron played “badly” “doesn’t win as much” or “didn’t take this or any game seriously” bc he was dancing/acts silly is wrong. This is not a criticism of rose as it is certain commenters logic.

  • feez_22

    lebron dancing in every home game in 2008-2009=66 wins with mo williams as sidekick, sweeping first 2 rounds of playoffs, avg 38-8-8 on 50% shooting in the conference finals and losing in 6 because mo williams and the other guys couldn’t hit an open shot… best playoff series numbers since early 2000s shaq. wow what a non-serious, non-keyed in player. Derrick rose not dancing in every home game in the 2010-2011 nba season= 61 wins, beating pacers in 5, hawks in 6, losing in the conf finals shooting 35% and sub 15% when lebron guarded him. wow his non dancing has him being such a stone cold killer jeez… i mean that 35% shooting in the conference finals is what winners are made of. non serious players like lebron james can only dream of doing that. Do you guys see my point? its about TALENT and ABILITY. Lebron may not be a killer. but his talent overrides it. Shaq was a fun go lucky guy but when he got serious he was awesome. lebron is that same type of player. Rose is the angry guy but its not like his talent is so much better than anyone elses. People need to give up on the rose humble killer serious bs. That so called “Humble” guy said this the summer before his MVP “why can’t I be the mvp? why can’t I be the best player in the league?”… why can’t you stop talking about yourself and show people what you are? lebron, kobe may be douchebags. but i have NEVER heard them plead for MVP like that.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    for the record I don’t think he was pleading I saw it as him saying how hard he was willing to work to take his game to the next level but I understand your point feez and also I meant cosign shm nog smh a while back.

  • China

    Don’t worry D.Rose, you won’t have to worry about starting next year coz you know who China will vote as the East’s starting PG next year.

    Thanks though.

  • charliewinning

    Co-sign everything Feez said. Rose is a great player but things have gone to his head. He’s not in a position to look down on those guys. He hasn’t done a damn thing more than them. Taking yourself too seriously at an asg is lame enough, but throwing jabs at more accomplished players for dancing makes it worse. I’m not a Heat fan in the least but I can’t wait until they humble him AGAIN in the playoffs.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Yup, Rose is full of himself.
    That’s exactly it.
    Same dude who still calls local sportswriters “sir” or “m’am”.
    That egotistical bastard.

  • http://coupdela.com coup

    i have to find the old footage of Derrick Rose footworking as a youth in the Chi.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    coup I already put it up here

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    D Rose: *drops mic*
    How the hell did not acting like a damn dancing fool get spun negatively? Can’t believe this Derrick character would rather be here to compete than dance.
    Rose isn’t ‘looking down’ on anyone, just thinks the ‘dancing’ is gay – and he’s right.

  • Nella

    That old footage is fake coup, sorry.

  • vtrobot

    F*ck corny dancing. People who try to make people dance and get upset when they don’t remind me of people who try to force their religion on you. Do your own thing and don’t worry about what others are doing. Great topic for SLAM.

  • @Deknowz

    That man is a K-I-double L-E-R! Him and Durant are gonna have some epic finals battles in years to come!

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out @Enigmatic going in…

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    I would rather dude be himself rather then try and force some kind of swagger like Bron used to. @Eboy, get your hand off it son, no one was criticizing your man for dancing, i wouldnt expect such an irrational answer from the Kobe slurpers if the story had been about kobe dancing.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    I see you, Philo!

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Did this thread really happen? Rose didn’t dance because that’s not his style or personality. He didn’t say, “I’m not really into doing the stanky leg and looking like a clown when my name is called”. He just said it wasn’t HIS thing. Those dudes have just as much a right to do whatever the hell they want to as Rose does not too. I don’t understand where this animosity comes from towards Rose.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Brad Long TWO DAYS IN A ROW!?! This is like the return of Ricky Henderson

  • charliewinning

    It’s not that he didn’t dance. Who cares if he doesn’t dance? It’s that he was arrogant enough to be disgusted at the other guys who did. It’s fine that he doesn’t dance. It’s fine that they do. But suggesting that the all star game isn’t “the time or place” to goof off a bit is self-righteous; it’s a meaningless scrimmage. He could’ve just said “dancing isn’t me”. He took it further and took shots at dudes who do. Surely your man crushes on him can’t be so serious that you can’t even aknowledge that he shouldn’t have said anything but “it’s not my style”.

  • SikhWitIt

    Much respect. The game needs some old school in it.

  • Jerome

    @Eboy d rose wouldn’t play in them if he had the option but fans actually like him n vote him in n jeremy lin wouldn’t be an all-star for playing 8 good games while d rose has been good all season

  • http://slamonline.com Brion

    @Marco,”D.rose not dancing was my favorite all star moment”….? Where was Mr. serious in the whole fourth quarter? Your coach was coaching, why didnt Chi-town represent? I like Droses game but what a stick in the mud.

  • str8 from samoa

    rose is just being rose

  • J.King

    i like how he responded and he’s been this way since he came in the league. for those who say he doesnt smile are probally just casual b-ball fans because he smiles alot in some of his addidas interviews,in some games,commercials,etc. and i remember in an interview he said he likes to joke around a lil bit and having a vince vaugn type of humor.

  • Arthur Woofenden

    First of all that was the silliest pregame intro for an all-star game for any sport any time. The music was horrendous (unless you’re a 15 year old young girl). Gimme a break, I was watching the coaches who were so disinterested like they wished they were somewhere else. It looked like Disney meets the NBA with all the dancers and lights flashing and smoke rising. Somewhere the ghost of Bob Cousy, Oscar Roberstson, Pistol Pete, Wilt Chamberlain and all the greats were quietly turning their heads away from the TV. And the rap stuff at halftime, another waste of time. We don’t need this crap. Bring the players out, announce them, have a national anthem, that’s all good, but whoever dreamed up having the dancers on stage with the players is an idiot.

  • mister002

    “D-Rose is a personality-less entity”
    Totally agree to Eboys statement. D-Rose is a great ball player and that goes without saying. But I connect with people who have personality. Not Squares. I wouldnt ever wanna hang out with Mr. Rose. I say Mr. Rose because he’s become such a square that i think i should address him formerly.
    I like that players are having fun and showing a little bit of color instead of those same political answers and behaviors during the regular season and playoffs. I work 5 times a week for at least 40 hours with squares that i dont like. I have to pretend like im interested in their boring lives and have to address my boss and co-workers in a very square way most of the time….and im in entertainment!
    So when i go home and watch the NBA or any sport I like to enjoy all the personalities.
    I like Charles Barkleys dumb-ass. He’s “turrible”. I like Lebrons chalk toss. Magic Johnson’s smile etc etc.
    I like Peyton Mannings commercials because he shows so much personality and range as a real person.

    D-Rose. Is a square. Takes himself a little too seriously…but just like all the other Characters in sports and entertainment. I’ll enjoy his adopted square personality too.
    If he was this serious just a couple/few years ago about professionalism and such, he wouldnt have gone to Memphis to play college ball. He wouldve been serious, humble or as i like to say “SQUARE” enough to take his own SAT’s. Imagine that.

  • B-More Mike

    How can these people say success has gotten 2 Rose’s head when he same dude that played for Mean Streets with Eric Gordan. Never known him 2 seek the camera. And yeah being stoic might not make you more talented or gifted but at least we know the man is ready. Ready 2 do whatever, whenever! Rose back suppose 2 hurt, all great players back hurt because they willing 2 let all ride on them win or lose. Boston started this stuff, giving everybody an excuse 2 join forces. I just Lebron 2 earn it. A talent like him should not have 2 debate his chip’s, but he will if he wins in Miami. Say what you want how how nobody wins alone, those teams (lakers, bulls, spurs) were built traditionally. When you think of championship teams yeah there talented but you usually get back to that 1 guy who is the lynchpin of everything, how can you say you’re the guy( not saying Lebron but all you) if you play with D Wade? If I was playing with D Wade & Bosh I’d dance 2.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ T-Money: I don’t think he was glaring. That’s just his face, you know. That’s just his face (Michael Cera voice). He’s always scowling but I don’t think it’s intentional lol.
    I thought Rose’s entrance was pretty funny though. I kind of like that one of the superstars in the NBA is stoic and introverted.

  • JB

    why is this an issue. rose stays out of trouble and is one of the most exciting players to watch. not to mention his shoe contract. stay humble rose and keep doing your thing.

  • http://Slamonline.com Mars

    Yeah the underlying messasge is here. I feel ya DRose but most dont get it at all. Entertainment. It’s a hell of a drug.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Wow mister you wrote a whole novel you bum lol.

  • IamYOU

    WOW d.rose… spoiling all the the fun.. now I will bench him in 2k12 during all stars sheesh!

  • Jerome

    DRose by any other name would still damage your grill.
    The ASG used to be something to see, but now it is commodified
    crap everything in the U.S.A. becomes, eventually.
    Glad some played hard on both ends of the court.

  • UDamnFools

    Did someone really type the ghost of Oscar Robertson. Man some of you need to stay away from bball convos. When will you soft ass fans stop crying about Free Agents exercising their right to go to another team. You all are the type of idiots who would stay at a job where there was no potential of growth because you want to show that you’re loyal. Idiots.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    Lets be real, anyone who gets any enjoyment out of watchin those big dudes dance is gay.

  • http://slamonline house

    I like Rose because he is down to earth and has no qualms about showing who he is, i.e., his love for his mother and team-mates. So he didn’t dance… so what, maybe the music isn’t his thing but playing ball certainly is. Personally I don’t enjoy the Allstar games as it is usually, (99% of the time) offensive showboating. Is it entertainment? Yeah for sure but some guys play to win and DRose is obviously one of those guys, despite it being the ASG. I’d take DRose over a lot of these other NBA stars who seem to be enamored with the whole idea that playing in the NBA is some kind of ongoing popularity contest.

  • T-Money

    house, if you’re referring to bron and dwight and saying you would take rose over them then you’re on that dope.

  • Garnett’s Grl

    Why should he have too??????????? He doesn’t dance so what? His game is entertaining enough…..Love U D Rose, Dare To Be Different!

  • lemskiz

    lolz. let them be. no one’s wrong or right here. some like to have fun, while others prefer to be like Rose. quit honestly, it’s not worth our time debating what type of personality you should bring in at an ASG

  • JP7

    Lebron and Dwight are sweet, slightly zesty actually. Dem dudes is soft as a box of puppies (RIP Pimp C). But really tho, dudes can dance if they want but them boys dance like girls and that intro is an awkward time for that trash, just post up like a damn grown ass all star man. Howard shoulda went for MVP instead actin a damn fool and jacking up treys, and lebron wanna do all dat booty dancing but don’t got the balls to take the game winner in an all star game. Soft as a box of puppies lmao

  • JP7

    Rose just ain’t that kinda sugary sweet smily pants a-town down low beyonce dance doin ass ni**a

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    It’s like some of y’all are completely ignorant of logic.

  • awayboy

    @feez_22 regarding your post “That so called “Humble” guy said this the summer before his MVP “why can’t I be the mvp? why can’t I be the best player in the league?”… but i have NEVER heard them plead for MVP like that.”

    if you’re gonna use that quote, understand the context. it was media day. he was asked about his expectations for himself going into the upcoming season. when he started talking about being considered amongst the best in the league, some of the local reporters questioned if he was at that talent level yet. He wasn’t begging or pleading for mvp honors. he was just stating in his own way that he feels he is capable of being in that class of player.

    Rose spoke boldly when asked about his individual expectations for the upcoming season. ‘They’re high,’ he said confidently. ”The way I look at it, why can’t I be the MVP in the league? Why can’t I be the best player in the league? I don’t see why not. I work hard, 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. If that’s me going out and doing whatever, I’m willing to do it because in the long run I know it’s gonna help me.’

  • awayboy

    i think tomorrow he’s gonna have a press conference about the all-star game introductions.

    “we’re talking about dancing? dancing? We’re sitting here, I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re in here talking about dancing? it’s dancing man. dancing? we’re talking about dancing?”

  • Triple Double

    Eboy is a f*ckin knob

  • Chitown_Southside

    Somebody made a comment that “GD’s don’t dance” … lol…Most of these people commenting don’t know what you talking about. They not hip to the Chi like that. But that was a funny comment. How you know he ain’t BPSN?

  • lisa

    If he didn’t want to dance then he didn’t have to. Why are yall arguing over it like it matters? He stays out of trouble, he works hard, he is humble, and he will put it all on the line to win…. What’s not to like about this dude? LBJ fans need to get off his tip cause he didn’t say anything bad about him. @ stlheatmaniac … quit talking about someone’s mom, that is childish. It doesn’t matter about MVPs… It’s all about the rings and neither of them have any.

  • BobDigi08

    “In the end just as Lebron will be criticized for dancing Derrick Rose will be too for being too serious. No matter what in the entertainment business there’ll be criticism it comes with the fame. Personally it was awesome how serious he was, but he’ll be ostracized for this by the other all-stars I think.”

    His $250 million shoe deal doesn’t care about your criticisms.

  • Some12talk2

    Who gives a s*** if rose dances or smiles. Who ever has anything bad to say bout him is just envious he’s not on ur team. Thats the only thing u can think of to try and cut Rose down? Lol Go back to rooting for ur crappy teams and I’ll go back to rootin for da Bulls.

  • RandomGuy

    I think derrick is just shy, an introverted person maybe. I can relate, because dancing infront of a crowd just seems weird and awkward to me.

    So dont judge him for that, its just his personality.

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