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Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose GETS SEXY For May 2012 GQ Cover, Talks Becoming The Next MJ & HATING Celebrity Status

Derrick Rose is 23-years-old, mature (despite the fact he recently got caught up in an alleged groupie/baby mama scandal), sexy & extremely talented.  The Chicago Bulls star has taken on the task of filling Chi-Town's Michael Jordan void...something he says he has no issue with attempting. 


Now, Mr. Rose is covering the May 2012 issue of GQ magazine, and revealing all from avoiding LeBron's mistakes to hating his celebrity status....


The Chicago native, who signed a $95 million contract, poses on the GQ men's magazine cover in a sleek sheen suit and tee while holding one of his most prized possessions.

Reigning league MVP Derrick Rose, who has a homes in the Trump building in Chicago as well as in the Northbrook area (closer to the Bulls training facility) and a HUGE $250 mill 14-year Adidas deal, helped the Bulls become one of the best teams in the NBA last season and this season....so it's only right we get to know the man who's causing chicks who allege to be his girlfriend to create scandals to have his baby.

Here's a few highlights from D. Rose's cover story:

On being compared to Michael Jordan: “…His titles drive me. What’s wrong with getting close to the best person that ever played the game? I’m not scared of him; if anything, it makes me work harder when I do train.”

On the attention he receives for his playing: “The more you win, the more they come. 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. It is weird. I’m in a bind.”

On LeBron’s infamous on-air decision to go to the Heat: “I won’t ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me. I make smart decisions... I’m very mature for 23 years old, and I know that whatever I do can hurt someone.”

On the people of Chicago treating him like a star: “Chicago isn’t used to stardom. …They don’t know how to act toward celebrity. So I always have someone with me. I can have a hat on, glasses on, whatever. People still notice me. If I go outside without a hat on, I feel like I’m naked. This life doesn’t fit my personality.”

On feeling like a recluse: “It gets on my nerves that I can’t just go out. 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.”

On Obama being a fan of his: “I remember when he wasn’t our president, when I was a kid, when he’d just be walking down the street, a state senator. He was just always there. I didn’t appreciate it then. I was in high school and just wanted to see rappers.”

Check out more pics and the full cover story now over at GQ.  And pick up the issue on newsstands April 24th. 

Photo credit: Nathaniel Goldberg/GQ




I've always liked him but he

I've always liked him but he didn't have to go there about Lebron. EVERYBODY makes dumb decisions at times. Get off your high horse D ROSE.
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Anonymous 1:40 pm D.Rose is

Anonymous 1:40 pm D.Rose is not on any "high horse" he is very down to earth in fact. Lebron James made a very stupid decision in how he made his "decision." Lebron hurt his own brand by doing things in that particular way. He could have made a decision without stringing people along and making it into a media circus. That comment was 100% dead on.
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its not like he brought it

its not like he brought it up...the inteviewer asked in reference to lebrons "on-air" announcement, meaning the way he presented his decision to the public...which makes derrick's response make a whole lot more sense
mzznuattitude's picture

its a magazine cover...why

its a magazine cover...why would they not photoshop his acne blemishes...like seriously? Are you people actually making this an issue?
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@ mzznuattitude 1:37 pm

@ mzznuattitude 1:37 pm Retouching is fine but HEAVY retouching is freakish. Especially on a MAN. I think some publications go too far. I think it's ok to have some imperfections but Rose looks nothing like this. And it's not just this shot but all the shots they did of him. He does not dress like this and he does not look like this. It's all fantasy but people have a right to point it out. It looks freakish. They should have retouched some of those tats off. Especially the hand tats. They look so gross.
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understood...hes def not your

understood...hes def not your normal GQ cover model...and most athletes better hope they make enough money to last forever cause of the tattoos they get. I don't this cover looks that bad...he does look out of his element
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I bet I could seriously fall

I bet I could seriously fall in love with this dude! Hate the way he's been style in this spread tho.
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Sorry this man is anything

Sorry this man is anything BUT sexy. NBA players all look EXACTLY the SAME to me I can't even distinguish them. You can't really say Derrick Rose is "sexy". It's really a shame that NBA players look like Rappers, who look like typical THUGS, who like typical Jail Birds. Derrick Rose is a VERY dynamic player but his talents lay only on the court. To see him off court is to see every other follower who is covered in tats. This cover is funny because no matter how expensive (or well tailored the suits)...Derrick Rose looks like a THUG. Those hand tats really look gross and take away from the suit and the cover. It's such a shame that NBA, NFL, Rappers...etc...all look the same. Black men need to get it together and be their OWN men. I'm so tried of seeing these zombies who destroy their own looks so they can "FIT IN" with other men. This cover is LAME and Derrick Rose is nothing to write home about. NEXT. Not to mention he looks 100% Fruity. GQ has a look and sorry all Black men...let me rephrase that...all STRAIGHT men don't look good in this particular aesthetic. Those strips are very GAY. And sorry Gay men have a way that they dress and it has nothing to do with tailoring. It's a style. I'm not saying Rose is gay but I bet the person who dressed him is.
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..Did not know stripes had a

..Did not know stripes had a sexual orientation. Thanks for that lesson. Homosexuality is not a "style." There are straight men who enjoy cross dressing. There are gay men who wear very "masculine" clothing. Placing people in these stereotypical boxes is for ignorant people like yourself. You are no better than George Zimmerman identifying a hoodie as a sign of a thug. For someone who is always harping about their academic accomplishments, you make the most asinine and ignorant comments.
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NOT YOU AGAIN...........ROSE is SHITTIN ON YOUR LIFE and the stylist at GQ is SHITTIN ON YOUR LIFE. Oh and by the way he looks great, styled very nicely and is a smart young man. Stop judging people based on their appearance and chill with all the GAY TALK (black people kill me when that shiiiit, always want to call a black man gay, STFU)
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@M.L 1:47 pm..

@M.L 1:47 pm.. Sweetie....Rose means nothing to me. This phrase you made up is more of a reflection on you. No simple basketball player or stylist can ever Sh#t on my life but you keep dreaming about that LMAO. It's quite impossible. But if you like Rose's looks and his style why don't you tell Rose I'm sure we would love your attention and comments. And sorry people DO judge based on appearance and guess what? There is nothing wrong with it. We live in a society that judges based on looks. Rose is an excellent player but he does not look good sorry. And I did not call Rose gay. I said he was probably styled by a GAY MAN. And sorry a lot of NBA players have stylist that do way too much. Tailoring is fine. The suit Rose has on is great but that stripped shirt is GAY looking. Maybe if you traveled or got out more you would know how white gay men dress. This look is very white gay male. And a lot of stylist are white and gay and they project their way of dressing on the men they style. Lebron James looked FRUITY inside GQ when he did a shoot there a few years back. It's just what GQ does. But there are other men who did not look this way because they had a better stylist. Maybe you should look at all the images before you make snap calls. And if you feel insecure over a comment take that up with your therapist because I don't care what you think.
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to M.L im with you buddy on

to M.L im with you buddy on this that @FuriousStyles or who everhe/she is always hating and categorizing everyone the same, I wish this bitch shut the fuck up, has it occured to you @Furious that he got his TATTOS because thats what the hell he wanted to get...........I sure would love to see what your boyfriend looks like, better yet what you look like
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LAURENT 1:55 pm - Everyone

LAURENT 1:55 pm - Everyone you meet will not agree with YOU. But on the Tattoo issue...Come on. NBA players...wait...NFL players....wait...RAPPERS....all these people do it (Tattoo's) because its a symbol of something they want to be associated with. It's like almost the entire NBA get's them. Like when you see every Rapper or NBA player with a designer belt thats says (SCREAMS) GUCCI, Hermes, YSL, or Louis Vuitton. It's called being a follower and not having your own mind. I respect people who don't want to look like every single other player it's like being a cliche. Rose is a great player and nobody can take that away from him but like Lebron has has a lot to prove. It would be nice to see someone with new ideas to express other than being cocky and arrogant. I'm just bored with the same routine most jocks tend to show. When we see a modern Muhammad Ali, or Arthur Ashe let me know. I don't think the world needs another selfish Michel Joradan. Rose has a lot of personal growing to do. And his look is not attractive or original.
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Hot to death!!!

Hot to death!!!
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The really photoshopped his

The really photoshopped his face quite much, either that, or they put pounds of makeup on his face because everyone knows he has acne. And he doesn't normally go for metro looks like this, but I guess he compromised. Either way, happy for my fellow Chicagoan
Red's picture

Photoshop is a mutha! His

Photoshop is a mutha! His face looks no where like this. Maybe he could endorse Proactiv(I'm not being funny. He has some bad ass skin).
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Anonymous's picture

Derrick Rose is lame... He

Derrick Rose is lame... He wish he could be Lebron... He is so damn fake.
Anonymous's picture

noooooobody wants to be

noooooobody wants to be LeBron! especially with that terrible old man hairline. DRose runs Chicago basketball.. He is the reigning MVP!.. ok, he has acne! really? his pockets and bank account has the MUMPS! That man is doing great things for this city as far as basketball, and does a lot for his old neighborhood. Haters are everywhere!.... He is only 23 and will only get better with time! so shut up! stop embarrassing your self! geesh!
dean's picture

We are huge Bulls fans but my

We are huge Bulls fans but my bf gets annoyed sometimes the way I crush on this guy, & ooooh look, he has nice hands. lol
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Anonymous's picture

Derrick Rose is lame... He

Derrick Rose is lame... He wish he could be Lebron... He is so damn fake.
Anonymous's picture

Derrick Rose is one of the

Derrick Rose is one of the many African American (black) male celebrities that I notice that on magazine covers and commercials. They make Derrick Rose look darker and clear his skin because in real life his face is quite light and a lot of sores/bumps. Random...just noticed.
Anonymous's picture

ok Imma have to call you back

ok Imma have to call you back about him.
Ethel's picture

Love this man!

Love this man!
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Anonymous's picture

Photoshop is something else

Photoshop is something else because he has the worst skin ever but on these pics his skin looks great....the cover pic isn't that hot they should have chosen another one
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I find Derrick Rose so

I find Derrick Rose so handsome
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