BR Exclusive: Interview with the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose After Wizards Game

November 14th, 2010 by Darrell Horwitz Leave a reply »
With media credentials for the Chicago Bulls, I was able to attend the highly anticipated first regular season matchup with John Wall of the Washington Wizards. Both team's point guards played for coach John Calipari, Rose with Memphis and Wall with Kentucky.

That is not where the similarities end. Both are point guards, and both were the first pick in the NBA draft in their respective years. That in itself is highly unusual as big men are usually the preference for teams picking in that slot, but not too many players have the skill sets of a Derrick Rose or a John Wall.

Walking into the Bulls' locker-room after a hard-fought 103-96 victory over the Wizards,  I saw Rose besieged by media hovering over every word coming out of the star's mouth.

Rose bested Wall in their first meeting that counted, outscoring him 24-16 and handing out eight assists to Wall's six.

Watching the game from the press box area in the highest reaches of the United Center, I had a great perspective of the speed of both of these players. When Rose and Wall had the ball, it was on a different level than when they were ...

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