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Derrick Rose was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Derrick Rose is a famous basketball player who has played for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Detroit Pistons. He played college basketball for the Memphis Tigers at the University of Memphis.

Derrick Rose was the youngest player to be named the NBA most valuable player in 2011. His rough childhood only motivated and kept him grounded, and from a young age, he was inspired by his circumstance. This propelled him to work hard and make a career as a basketball player. He was determined to win and make a future of his own. After graduating from the University of Memphis, he was drafted as a point guard for Chicago Bulls. Read his quotes to understand him as a player and a person.

Motivational Derrick Rose Quotes

Being the youngest player in the NBA, these Derrick Rose quotes demonstrate the courage it takes to follow dreams and win big.

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

"I don't want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son's graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. (I'm) just learning and being smart."

- November 15, 2014, bleacherreport.com, Stephen Babb.

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

"Don't get me wrong. I don't take anything for granted. But it seems like the better I play, the more attention I get. And I can't get away from it. You play great, you get attention. But I hate attention."

- April 17, 2012, ESPNChicago.com.

"Hard work isn't enough. You got to believe."

- Derrick Rose, August 17, 2012, @drose.

"Even though we are going through a rough time, (we need to) stay together and make sure everyone is on the same page."

- March 28, 2016, USA TODAY Sports.

"I can't get mad about peoples' opinions, I always say that. That's their opinion. They got every right to say or think whatever they want to say and think. And whatever they say and think don't affect my life."

"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."

- January 12, 2016, www.espn.in, Nick Friedell.

"I would say I'm more patient, way more patient than I was when I came in [to the league], before the injuries."

- January 12, 2016, www.espn.in, Nick Friedell.

"But I think just going through everything, just maturing a little bit more, getting older, you start to see what it is and I'm good."

- January 12, 2016, www.espn.in, Nick Friedell.

Derrick Rose Quotes On Success

Derrick Rose quotes inspire to stand out in the crowd.

After graduating from the University of Memphis, Derrick Rose turned the course of his life around to find success as an NBA basketball player. This collection of his quotes can motivate you to do well in life.

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

"My whole life has been nothing but trying to find a way to take care of my mom and take care of my family as quickly as possible."

- February 12, 2016, USA TODAY Sports, Jeff Zillgitt.

"The way I look at it within myself, why not? Why can't I be the MVP of the League? Why can't I be the best player in the League? I don't see why-why-why can't I do that?"

- November 2, 2020, fadeawayworld.net, Ernesto Cova.

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

"I can't wait to shock the doubters and prove I'm better and stronger than I was before."

"If I'm not trying my best, I might as well retire."

"I think I work hard. I think I dedicate myself to the game and sacrifice a lot of things at a young age, and I know if I continue to do good, what I can get out of it."

- May 3, 2011, ESPN.com, Melissa Isaacson.

"I could care less about who else weighs in on this, usually athletes tend to stay away from this, but I just felt as if I had to do something."

"They came out and jumped on us right from the beginning, we tried to fight our way back in it but they kept making big plays."

"I think good things come to good people."

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

- July 13, 2013, USA TODAY Sports, Adi Joseph.

"I've been playing youth basketball ever since I was in sixth grade; I've been traveling ever since I was in sixth grade, so I'm used to it."

- January 11, 2017, bleacherreport.com, Yaron Weitzman.

"To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the difference in the world."

- September 24, 2014, bleacherreport.com, Kenny Dorset.

"I live a great life. I can't complain. I'm healthy, my family's good and there's nothing I can really complain about."

- January 12, 2016, espn.in, Nick Friedell.

Derrick Rose Quotes On Life

The Memphis University graduate had a hard childhood. Sometimes, all he had was a belief in himself. Take into account these quotes which will show how tough life can be and how important it is to keep steady during the times of turmoil.

"I will say, just being here, God is good, man…"

- Derrick Rose, September 16, 2014, @usabasketball

"I won't ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me. I make smart decisions, and my friends and my family, they are all there for the right reason."

- April 17, 2012, bleacherreport.com, Timothy Rap.

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

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

"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."

"You change a lot when you are in the NBA, but I know where I came from."

"If I just do everything the opposite of what my dad did, I think that will make things pretty easy."

- February 12, 2016, USA TODAY Sports, Jeff Zillgitt.

"I still have goals. Seeing those doubters out there, it's gonna be funny seeing them eat their words."

- Derrick Rose, July 28, 2014, SLAMOnline.

"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."

- November 11, 2014, si.com.

"Being healthy is a complete lifestyle for me. It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me."

"You've got one job, and that is to get better."

"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."

"Everybody's got their poison, and mine is sugar."

"People think that I'm mean because I'm quiet, and I don't really go out places or because I don't really say too much."

"On the other hand, people think that I'm soft because I may not handle myself the way other people handle themselves. That's just not me."

- April 15, 2009, espn.in, Scoop Jackson.

"Its tough growing up where I grew up. My family is very small and really tight. Just being around the neighborhood, my brothers were always around."

- May 3, 2011, chicagotribune.com, K.C. Johnson.

"Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life."

"I don't live in that world where I'm on social media, I don't got social media."

- January 12, 2016, espn.in, Nick Friedell.

Derrick Rose Quotes On Basketball

Derrick Rose is an NBA basketball player from the University of Memphis. These quotes by the NBA player give a peek into his thought process.

"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."

"I always want my shoes real clean. The front of my shoe is really like my personality, where off the court I'm kind of calm and kind of shy a little bit – low key."

- October 10, 2013, nickdepaula.com.

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

"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."

- December 6, 2013, bleacherreport.com, Ethan Skolnick.

"I love playing basketball because you could be having a rough day in your life, and while you're on the court it gives you a clear mind."

"I'm not worried about anything. I'm there just playing freely and I go out there all and I have fun."

"It is very important to me to maintain a consistent workout regimen during the season."

"In the offseason, I try to increase my strength and add new dimensions to my game."

"All physical activity begins with the body's core. I maintain the strength in my core so that I can jump, run, start, stop, and accelerate at the highest levels."

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

"I never had a problem with a coach in my life, no matter what team I've been in on."

- January 11, 2017, bleacherreport.com, Yaron Weitzman.

"I put that on myself with not telling the Knicks. It was just bad timing but I'm not perfect, far from it."

- January 11, 2017, USA TODAY Network, Steve Popper.

"I think that my IQ level grew as a player."

- January 12, 2016, espn.in, Nick Friedell.

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