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February 11, 2018 | General Latest News Press

Mike Greenberg, left, and Jalen Rose participate in the “Get Up” panel during the ESPN Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Pasadena,Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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 …

UPROXX: ESPN’s ‘Jalen And Jacoby’ Have A New Time Slot For Their Show, But They’re Still Keeping It Real

January 10, 2018 | General Latest News Press

January 10, 2018 – By 

A popular phrasing for authenticity in hip-hop is to “keep it real” — to maintain your identity, no matter how much your surroundings change. For ESPN’s Jalen Rose and David Jacoby, “keeping it real” is the foundation of how they’ve built their ESPN2 show, Jalen and Jacoby, over the past seven years.

In a show of support from the Worldwide Leader in Sports, the duo is taking their talents from the 1 a.m. ET time slot to 2 p.m. ET. The duo, however, has very few concerns about what’s coming next.

“It’s a natural organic evolution of the show,” Jacoby told Uproxx Sports. “When we started the show, it was just an idea. I used to be in a control room pushing buttons. Me and Jalen would record and I would edit ourselves, and that was five years ago. It was very much a ‘pop-the-trunk’ production, we were just doing whatever we could and not even knowing what it’d result to.”

That “pop-the-trunk”