HoopsHype Jalen Rose rumors

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Recently, Jalen Rose admitted he tried to stick his foot when Kobe Bryant took a jump shot during the 2000 Finals between the Lakers and the Pacers. Back in the day the media talked a lot about some similar plays that happened during your career with Steve Francis, Jamal Crawford... Also, there was a statistic that you likely contested around eight hundred shots per year during your 13-year career. What's your take on that? BB: I can't control what others say or think. The only thing that I can do is control what I do, and I know that for me there was no malicious harm involved, I didn't try to purposely harm someone. It just happened that I was a very aggressive player and those guys that came down on my foot, it was just a byproduct of me being close to them. I never intentionally tried to allow someone to come down on my foot. I came down on people's feet before as well, but I never read anything about that. That happens in the game of basketball. HoopsHype

September 18, 2012 Updates

And with that, we come to "The Jalen Rose Show," a podcast on ESPN.com's Grantland Network in which the Fab Five member talks shop and spins yarns from his playing days with producer Dave Jacoby. In a clip from the show released Tuesday through Grantland's new YouTube channel (the same outlet that gave us the stellar documentary on Houston Rockets rookie Royce White's draft-day experience), Rose reiterates that not sticking your foot under a shooter is basketball's "No. 1 unwritten rule" ... and then relates a story of when, as a member of the Indiana Pacers, he himself did it on the sport's biggest stage. "NBA Finals, 2000," Rose says. "Kobe. Bean. Bryant. Goes up for a jump shot on the right wing, I contest the jump shot, Kobe lands on my foot. He hobbles off, and he actually misses the next game." Yahoo! Sports

Bryant played just nine minutes in Game 2, which the Lakers went on to win by seven, but as Rose says, he missed Game 3, which Indiana won 100-91 to get back into the series at 2-1. "Now, if it was up to me? If it was up to me? He should've just missed the whole series," Rose says. "I would've had a championship ring, and it'd be no harm, no foul." "Did you purposely put your foot underneath him when he landed?" Jacoby asks. "Don't lie to me. Jalen, don't lie to the people." "... I think I did it on purpose," Rose says. "You think you did it on purpose? You won't even cop to it?" Jacoby responds. "You won't even say, 'Yes, I did it.' 'I think?'" "... I can't say that it was an accident," Rose replies. Yahoo! Sports

Still, though, given the nature of the transgression and the high-stakes situation in which it was committed, it struck Jacoby as curious that Rose and Bryant haven't had beef for years. "How has that not soured your relationship with him now?" Jacoby asks. "Because I know you guys are cool." Turns out there's a really simple explanation for that. "He never knew I did it on purpose," Rose answers. "But now he does." Luckily for Jalen, Kobe Bryant's not the type to hold a grudge. Yahoo! Sports

August 7, 2012 Updates

Jalen Rose doesn't take a liking to the nickname that he says the "lazy" media gave the U.S. women's gymnastics team. That would be the "Fab Five" which, as we know, was the nickname given to the five freshmen of the 1991 Michigan basketball team that competed for a national championship in consecutive years. But it was a nickname also widely used during the London Olympics while the women's gymnasts made their run toward a team gold medal. “To use the nickname just points and screams of lazy journalism by the national media, that’s really what it is,” Rose told 97.1's Jamie Samuelsen. “It’s no fault at all of the young gymnasts. But I really wish they would have come up with an even more creative tag for them and their gold medal pursuit.” Detroit Free Press

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Bayless' ESPN co-host Jalen Rose, after a bit of research of his own, took on Skip after Bayless claimed that he started as a shot-happy point guard for a high school team that made the state finals in Oklahoma. Bayless didn't start for his high school squad, it turns out, and didn't even play for the varsity until his senior season, when he averaged 1.4 points per game. Here's the video of Rose calling a clearly uncomfortable Bayless out. Yahoo! Sports

Jalen didn't exactly do the digging himself. No, that was left to the fine folks at The Last Ogle, who found out that Bayless played only 15 of his teams 22 games during his senior year, and that no player on his squad scored fewer points than Bayless. Doesn't exactly sound like a shot-happy point guard that learned his lesson the hard way, as Bayless claimed. Even in trying to make himself look like a cautionary tale, he still lied to his half a million Twitter followers just to make a silly point to feed the daily gasbag that is his needless talk show. Yahoo! Sports

November 19, 2011 Updates

Despite those indicators, there’s a big difference from thinking you can play NFL football and actually thriving in the league. It’s why former NBA player Jalen Rose and NFL player Warren Sapp both doubt that James could really play in the NFL. He’s a tremendous athlete, probably the best physical specimen you’ll see in sports,” Rose said earlier this week while serving as a guest panelist on the NFL Network’s No Huddle. “The one thing about football — you can go up for the football — I don’t think his feet’ll hit the ground on the way down because they will take him out. I think that game is too physical, I think it’s too demanding, I think that it’s hard to block defensive ends — it’s more to that job of being a tight end than just running routes.” San Antonio Express-News

October 1, 2011 Updates

In an on-camera interview with The Wall Street Journal, Rose described himself as motivated by his own struggles as a kid growing up in a poor neighborhood in Detroit, who sometimes had to “eat mayonnaise sandwiches” and “boil water to wash up.” Rose decided to start a school in his hometown because he was familiar with the challenges in the area. The school’s opening follows a series of high-profile controversies—including a brief stint in jail—that thrust Rose into the spotlight this year. He said the incidents and his responses to them have made him stronger as a man and a role model. Wall Street Journal

Rose said he’ll draw upon his own triumphs and setbacks to motivate his students to excel academically and steer clear of trouble. “I understand the importance of education,” he said in the interview with the Journal. “Now living in a global economy, with technology, if our students don’t have a diploma, a degree and a career—three of the three—they’re not going to be employed.” Wall Street Journal

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ESPN analyst and former NBA star Jalen Rose spent his first full day in jail Tuesday, separated from the general population as he serves a 20-day sentence for first-offense drunken driving. Rose, 38, is expected to get out Aug. 18, with two days shaved off for good time, officials said. Rose arrived before 8 a.m. at the Oakland County Jail in Pontiac and had no comment as he jogged past TV crews. Detroit Free Press

August 2, 2011 Updates

ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose has reported to a suburban Detroit jail to begin a 20-day sentence for drunken driving. Online records show Rose entered the Oakland County jail Tuesday, about a week after getting a stiff sentence from a judge who’s known for tough punishments. Rose crashed his sports utility vehicle in March in West Bloomfield Township after drinking six large martinis. The 38-year-old pleaded guilty in May. Chicago Sun-Times

July 27, 2011 Updates

A Michigan judge has sentenced former NBA guard Jalen Rose to serve 20 days in jail for a drunken driving crash along a snowy suburban Detroit road in March. Bloomfield Hills District Court Judge Kimberly Small sentenced the former Michigan standout to 92 days overall, with all but 72 days suspended. She also sentenced him to a year of probation. Rose, who played 13 NBA seasons and is now an NBA analyst for ESPN, showed no expression as he left the courtroom. ESPN.com

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