Playing basketball in a city like Chicago comes with a number of responsibilities. Every superstar is the recipient of fame and attention, but life as a star athlete in cities like Boston, New York, and Chicago is far different than that of someone who plays in Utah. Derrick Rose loves playing basketball and takes winning seriously, but he is the anti-LeBron James. Not only could he live without attention, but he would prefer it.
“It gets on my nerves that I just can’t go out,” he said during an interview with GQ Magazine. “It’s just boundaries now. People are like, ‘You can’t go here, you can’t go there, you got to let that person know where you’re going.’ It’s just weird. I’m never alone. Ever.”
That is why, Rose says, he enjoys his new condo on the 84th floor of the Trump Tower. The Bulls guard says most of the people who live in the building are from out of town and don’t know who he is. My guess is there’s an equal number of people with as much or more money than him that simply don’t care.