Derrick Rose Covers ESPN The Mag’s Style Report Issue

I opened my mailbox today, and what greeted me? This great cover of Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose on ESPN The Magazine’s annual Style Report issue. Dare I say, sexy?

I dare.

Rose’s on-court performance, quiet leadership, and his obvious polish and maturity are pushing his baby-faced persona to the back of the line.

The feature spread along with the accompanying article are well worth your time. Here is an excerpt…

THERE’S THE CASUAL jog as he crosses midcourt into the chaos of a trapping defense, much like the Chicago River meanders into the city’s din of rattling boxcars, steaming manholes and express-lane highways. There’s the sudden blast to the rim past towering defenders, as when the howling wind slices between Michigan Avenue skyscrapers. There’s even that Jazz Age mustache sitting quietly above a mouth that rarely opens and beneath eyes that take in everything. That ‘stache and his tattoos, including “Sweet Home Chicago” on his left wrist, are his lone accessories. No iced watches or gold ropes. That would be akin to claiming a gaudy nickname, like the City That Never Sleeps or the City of Angels, rather than, say, the City of Broad Shoulders.

You can read the article in its entirety when the March 21st issue hits the stands.

Rose is one of the The League’s brightest stars, and will be for years to come. He is making a STRONG case for this year’s MVP Award. Even Michael Jordan agrees.

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