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December 3, 2015 | General Latest News Press

NEWSWEEK: Jalen Rose on Steph Vs. LeBron, Kobe’s Decline and How the Warriors’ Title Defense Is Like ‘Rocky III’

December 2, 2015 | General Latest News Press

NewsweekjpgNEWSWEEKBY RYAN BORT / NOVEMBER 20, 2015 11:23 AM ESTJalen Rose is one of the most likable NBA commentators, and that’s at least partially thanks to his ability to turn a phrase. When players are on the road, they don’t “go out” at night—they “champagne and campaign.” Instead of comparing the Warriors’ title defense to another team’s, he likens their mentality to Clubber Lang in Rocky III (played by Mr. T), “doing pullups in a windowless basement.” And Steph Curry? Like Tom Brady, Rose says he’s a “baby-faced assassin,” smiling for the cameras but killing you between the lines. The title of Rose’s new, best-selling autobiography contains another of his signature phrases, Got To Give The People What They Want, and when it comes to the NBA, no one has more to give than the gregarious Detroit native.Rose was known as a hard worker when he played in the NBA, and his post-retirement gig is nearly as difficult. Since 2012, he has held a seat on the panel of ESPN’s NBA Countdown, but it’s no cushy studio job. He’s traveling constantly, and on Christmas Day he’ll deliver commentary for all five games …

GQ.com: A Candid Chat with Jalen Rose About the Fab Five, Trash-Talking MJ, and Reconciling with Chris Webber

October 22, 2015 | General Latest News

The NBA player opens up about Michigan glory days and strained brotherhood
By October 22, 2015
“It was the bling-bling era. We were two chains, two bracelets, one watch,” Jalen Rose tells me. “Our clothes were oversized. We did everything big. Bigger.” 
He’s talking about the ’90s, but really, he could be talking about any time in the life of Jalen Rose. Because it’s that big personality—outsized even for his long, 6’8″ frame—that’s always imbued Jalen with a certain magnetic swagger, an irrefutable cool. He had it when he joined Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson at Michigan, five freshmen who Voltroned to become the “Fab Five”, the coolest team to ever step on hardwood. (And one of the most scandalized off of it—Michigan does not recognize them and erased all their wins; Chris Webber has distanced himself from the other four.) It’s what carried him through a 16-year, six-team NBA career, where he faced off against MJ’s Three-Peat Bulls and Shaq and Kobe’s Three-Peat Lakers. (“That was the best basketball I been a part of.”) And it’s what makes him one of the most loved analysts on ESPN, where he’s …