Friedell: From the first time we talked, you always talked about how much you loved Chicago and how you wanted the player to bring a title back to the city. Has your love for the city and wanting to be that guy changed at all over all this time? Rose: Never. Never. I can’t get mad about people’s opinions, I always say that. That’s their opinion. They got every right to say or think whatever they want to say and think. And whatever they say and think don’t affect my life. I don’t live in that world where I’m on social media, I don’t got social media. Or I’m reading articles [about my game], so it’s like I hear stuff by word of mouth a couple of days after so it never gets to me. So I can’t get mad about what they say.
Be Creative is “a $38 million private fundraising initiative, built on the fundamental principle that the arts are essential to education.” Since they both have a background in the arts and understand the importance of arts education, Noah and his mother decided to join Be Creative as honory chairs. “I’ve experienced firsthand the impact activities like sports and arts can have – how an emphasis on arts education can encourage kids to gain confidence, think outside of the box and embrace creativity,” said Noah in a release. “We are fortunate that initiatives like Be Creative exist to make sure students aren’t left out of these experiences.”