“I have a lot of confidence in my shot and I'm willing to shoot it no matter what.” 

““It was great hearing my name and being the number one pick.” 

“You want to show opponents or people that you play against new things so that you know that it's going to be a hard night.” 

"Just knowing that we are a few pieces away from really contending as a team, it just makes me happy.” 

“We've got guys that just want to win. They aren't about their stats or anything. We've got legit winners.” 

“I just don't want to get caught up in the hype.” 

“I try my hardest to do what I have to do to make my team win.” 


Derrick Rose,
2011 ESPN The Magazine

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