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Jalen Rose
Jalen Rose
Position: -
Born: 01/30/73
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Earnings: $102,438,250 ($142,754,239*)
The ESPN personality and co-host of the network’s “Get Up!” morning show said on Wednesday’s episode of the “Sports Media With Richard Deitsch” podcast that he’d like to someday join Tom Gores’ ownership group of the Pistons. “I would love to be a minority owner with the Detroit Pistons,” Rose told Deitsch. “I feel like there’s a wealth of things that I could bring to the table.”
Do you think an in-season tournament is an interesting media property? Jalen Rose: I think it is something that can get eyeballs instead of possibly getting them during Christmas or Thanksgiving. I think always making the fan believe that the player is invested in tonight’s game especially early in the season means something. I understand it from that perspective. I don’t think necessarily players will take as much pride in it as winning championships. I applaud the best players for being about the big goal. I sort of blame media and fans for making it only about ring chasing. So now we count rings instead of appreciating greatness, which are two different things.
Storyline: TV Ratings
Jalen Rose: So players are like, wait a minute, you don’t care if I play in November? You don’t care if I play for Team USA? All you want me to do is win championships? Okay, cool. Not only are we going to join up together, but I’m going to take nights off during the regular season to make sure I’m ready to go in the playoffs because that’s all you care about. I can have a great game in January and all you guys do is say well it’s not the playoffs. Then you have my numbers so analytics are going to run the game. OK, so I get a bonus based on making 40 percent of my threes or having low turnovers. So here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to shoot when I’m wide open and I’m not going to take chances with the ball. Players have gotten very intelligent that they now understand the pulse of the people and that people don’t necessarily always root for individual teams. They root for players. Players now realize I can have longevity in my career and make more money. Plus, put myself in a position not to have rivals and to win rings.
Jalen Rose: When the best players are in California — LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George — the East Coast fans aren’t staying up till twelve o’clock to watch the fourth quarter. On the East Coast, I mentioned the two big guns for the Nets that are not playing and the Knicks have already fired their coach. So when all of those things are happening at the same time, there’s going to be a dip in viewership. There are more reasons, but I think that that’s the major one. I think if all of those situations are hitting on all cylinders, the viewership is as outstanding as it’s been.
Here’s Rose on whether Durant’s Achilles tear in the NBA Finals changed his free-agency decision: “It would have been different because if you’re going to leave the Golden State Warriors and I know that he talked about, he appreciated the Nets style of play. But nobody’s style of play with KD as a super-team was better than KD and the Golden State Warriors, so therefore if you’re going to leave their team, you’ve got to be considering the storied brand. That’s just how it works. And if you notice, in interviews, he’s talking more about the Knicks than the Nets.
Rose on Russ and Harden: Rose said he believes the Jazz, Rockets and Nuggets have a chance to finish ahead of either the Lakers or Clippers in the West. But he has concerns about the Rockets’ star partnership between James Harden and Russell Westbrook. “The one thing I’ve seen in the preseason with their team that I hope doesn’t carry to the regular season is James is playing like Russ ain’t on the team,” Rose said. “He’s getting his buckets and he’s balling like he’s supposed to but it’s not a partnership on the floor yet.”