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by Brett Dawson  Published: February 10, 2018

Name: Jalen Rose

Age: 45

Hometown: Detroit

Jalen Rose knew he was good.

And knew he wasn’t as good as he wished.
The ESPN NBA analyst grew up in Detroit, the son of a former No. 1 draft pick he never knew. He had basketball in his blood and an expectation he’d excel at the game. But he knew there were limits.
“My greatest reality check is that Magic Johnson was my childhood idol,” Rose said last week. “And I knew really fast that, ‘You’re good Jalen. You’re OK. But you’re no Magic Johnson.’”
That’s why Rose started to prepare for life after basketball long before he left the game. As a star (and part of the fabled Fab Five) at Michigan, he majored mass communications. As an NBA player, he sought out broadcast work and took assignments with BET, MTV, Fox Sports Net, NBC and more.
Now …