New York Knicks star point guard Derrick Rose hasn’t experienced many embarrassing moments during his life. After all, the Chicago native was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 NBA draft and became the youngest MVP in NBA history during the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Bulls.
With generational money at his disposal, Derrick Rose has set himself and his family up for success even after his NBA career ends. However, one of Rose’s family members once embarrassed himself on the basketball court and tried to fight a popular ESPN reporter after getting called out.
Derrick Rose is an NBA legend
Derrick Rose’s career has been marred by injuries. He’s undergone four knee surgeries since winning his MVP award with the Bulls.
However, Rose is still an NBA legend and deeply respected by his peers. The former No. 1 overall pick won the 2008-09 Rookie of the Year Award, the 2010-11 MVP Award, and has played in three All-Star games.
With the Bulls, Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Detroit Pistons, Rose has compiled career averages of 18.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. He scored a career-high 50 points during the 2018-19 season against the Utah Jazz on Halloween. It was an incredible performance since Rose has suffered several injuries.
One of the main reasons Derrick Rose was able to make it out of Chicago and stay out of trouble with gangs and drugs is because his three older brothers protected him. While Rose will always be grateful for his brothers, he had to be upset with one of his brothers after hearing the Jeff Goodman story.
One of Derrick Rose’s brothers tried to fight Jeff Goodman
Derrick Rose’s brother, Reggie, tried to fight Jeff Goodman back in the day. Goodman works for Stadium, but he used to work at ESPN as their lead college basketball reporter.
Reggie Rose was coaching his Amateur Sports Team against Grassroots Canada. Rose’s team was losing by 30, and he decided to pull his players off the court after a bad call by a referee.
That’s when Goodman went up to Reggie and called him out for quitting. Derrick’s brother wanted to fight Goodman, but the two men were separated. Goodman is pretty lucky he didn’t get into a fight that day.
Derrick Rose has never addressed this situation. However, it’s safe to assume he wasn’t pleased with his brother.
D-Rose is thriving in his second stint with the Knicks
Derrick Rose is back on the Knicks again and playing well. In 10 games with New York following his trade from the Pistons, the former MVP is putting up 12.5 points and 4.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per game.
The Knicks went 19-18 during the first half of the 2020-21 season, including 3-0 with Rose in the starting lineup. New York is in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings thanks to the stellar play of Julius Randle, who made his first All-Star team.
It will be fascinating to see if the Knicks can make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2012-13. The only way New York will keep winning games is if Randle, Rose, RJ Barrett, and Immanuel Quickley continue to play at a high level.
Reggie Rose is his brother’s manager and has stayed out of the limelight ever since his controversial comments during Derrick Rose’s Bulls tenure about how management needed to get more talent around D-Rose. Everyone in the Rose family is happy that Reggie and Jeff Goodman never got into a fight because that would have been a bad look on Derrick.
Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference.