Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) April 28, 2009 -- Wow! Chicago Bulls rookie Derrick Rose deserves to wear a Rolex watch after his winning performance in his first NBA playoff game against the Boston Celtics. Coming through for his team, Derrick Rose performed like a Rolex watch with precision and accuracy. As the world-champion Celtics learned in Game 1 of their first round playoff series, Derrick Rose is all business on the court. Before Derrick Rose's inspired postseason debut, he and his agent B.J. Armstrong contemplated what to expect. The game's intensity would be raised. Former NBA standout point guard Armstrong told his young client to attack early and play the same way he had throughout the season. "This is what he does," Armstrong said in a telephone interview. "He has had this type of focus. That's one of his many gifts. He has the ability to set his mind, and his focus after the game starts is to win the game and that's it.
I know it's not sexy or anything, but all this kid cares about is winning." In stock-market fashion, however, Derrick Rose has witnessed both the highs and lows of the NBA playoffs in his first two games. His 36 points in the Game 1 overtime upset of the Celtics tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for the most points by a rookie in his first playoff game. Two quick fouls jarred him in Game 2, and he never gained traction before ending with 10 points and 7 assists. A virtual kid at 20 and just finishing his first full NBA season, Derrick Rose will soon be able to call himself Rookie of The Year. The rising star says he wants to get the Bulls franchise back to respectability and follow in the footsteps of you-know-who (Yes, His Airness, Mr. Michael Jordan). As a rookie, Derrick Rose faced many challenges with his veteran teammates: "I had to lead by example. I had to let them know that I really wanted to play and that I really wanted to win. I always believed if you did that, then they'll follow you."
In his playoff debut, Derrick Rose did something that Michael Jordan was never able to accomplish: lead the Bulls to a postseason victory over the Celtics. The comparisons between Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose are inevitable because they are both Chicago Bulls, but they are about a decade premature and possibly forever unfair. Still, Derrick Rose's playoff debut served as an extension of his accomplished play throughout his rookie year. As a young man growing up in the real world, Rose describes what he has learned from his teammates throughout the season: "I think I've matured a little bit more -- off the court and on the court. Just looking at what my teammates do when they are off the court, when they're in their hotel rooms, they don't really go out, they don't go to, like, the fast food restaurants. They go to places where they can get grilled chicken and healthy things like that. And the way I dress, I dress totally different than I did when I was in college. I have to -- try to -- look professional. You change a lot when you are in the NBA, but I know where I came from." In terms of quality watches, on draft day in 2008 when the Chicago Bulls picked him #1, Derrick Rose was photographed wearing a big clunky square wristwatch that screamed of cheap videos and obvious bling. Such a silly, overdone watch does not match the dignity and character of this rising star. Off the court, to match his excellence on the court, Derrick Rose needs a Rolex watch that truly reflects his precision and performance. As a step in the right direction, the rising star should wear a stainless steel Rolex GMT Master. A vibrant sportsman's watch, the Rolex GMT Master reflects the spirit and the quality of Derrick Rose, an NBA prodigy on a direct path to greatness.
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