Derrick Rose Quotes

Derrick Rose quotes

I think that my IQ level grew as a player. I think that I [run] the game a little bit better. I’m waiting for the game to come to me, and I’m picking and choosing my spots instead of just going out there and just doing whatever because I don’t have to do that with this team.

-Derrick Rose

I want to thank my mom, Brenda Rose. My heart, the reason I play the way I play, just everything. Just knowing the days I don’t feel right, going to practice, having a hard time, I think about her when she had to wake me up, go to work and make sure I was all right. Those were hard days.

-Derrick Rose

My mom is real passionate and a family-first woman. She always told me that just because I can shoot a basketball better than someone else, I shouldn’t think that I’m better than them. I know if I change, my friends and family would lay me down. She just wants to see her kids do right.

-Derrick Rose

The hard part that I had to go through in life, period, is living in poverty and not being able to get what I want.

-Derrick Rose

Everybody’s got their poison, and mine is sugar.

-Derrick Rose

My days shouldn’t be hard because I’m doing what I’m doing and that’s playing basketball.

-Derrick Rose

When I was younger, I just thought about playing in the NBA.

-Derrick Rose

As long as I have my faith in God, I’m good. I know everything else is going to come.

-Derrick Rose

We got to win. Win no matter what. Trip, kick somebody, fight, bite. Whatever. Win.

-Derrick Rose

On Halloween, don’t you know back when you were little, your mom tells you don’t eat any candy until she checks it? I used to be so tempted to eat my candy on the way to other people’s houses. That used to be such a tease.

-Derrick Rose

Playing all of these games, getting to know everything about the NBA, you realize that you are your own business. You have business meetings to go to, signings to go to. Like, I’m only 20, but the stuff I’m doing the average 20-year-old isn’t doing.

-Derrick Rose

My thing is just staying positive. Find that thing you love doing and dedicate yourself to it. You’re going to have to sacrifice a lot of things if you want to achieve the goals you want to achieve.

-Derrick Rose

McDonald’s is over with. But chips and candy and stuff, it’s going to be hard to get away from that.

-Derrick Rose

 

 

Hard work isn’t enough. You got to believe.

-Derrick Rose

All the days that you wake up you have one job and that’s to get better, every single day.

-Derrick Rose

I couldn’t worry about anyone else but myself and my health.

-Derrick Rose

I love eating it – grilled chicken, pasta, rice, and other foods that give me long term energy. Every once in a while, my sweet tooth gets the best of me and I have to snack on some candy. Beverage wise, I stick to sports drinks, water, milk, and juice.

-Derrick Rose

The way I dress, I dress totally different than I did when I was in college. I have to – try to – look professional. You change a lot when you are in the NBA, but I know where I came from.

-Derrick Rose

If i’m not trying my best, I might as well retire.

-Derrick Rose

I believe that I’m a special player. I think people love the way I just try to play. I don’t try to impress anyone when I’m playing or anything. I just have a feel for the game.

-Derrick Rose

I wanna be great. I’m going to be great. There’s no doubt about it.

-Derrick Rose

My biggest thing is to improve my all-around game. If you don’t win, something’s wrong. Winning takes care of everything, so our biggest thing is winning.

-Derrick Rose

Whatever your goal is: dedicate yourself to it and it’s going to be a lot of sacrifice, but if you love what you want to do, it shouldn’t be a problem.

-Derrick Rose

I think a lot of people don’t understand that when I sit out it’s not because of this year. I’m thinking about long term. I’m thinking about after I’m done with basketball.

-Derrick Rose

My son is everything to me. He’s the reason why I get up and I work out the way I work out and train the way that I train. He changed everything about me, so he was a blessing.

-Derrick Rose

 

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