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

by February 28, 2012

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.'”