Forty-eight hours later, Derrick Rose finished his thought.
It was worth the wait to hear Rose finally say something that made Chicago well up in pride instead of wince, to see evidence of Rose's maturity our city has become quick to judge. We all know Rose can be inelegant as a public speaker. But this wasn't about Rose finding the right words as much as sending a strong message. This was about a professional athlete with a social conscience extending his reach and, whether you agreed with his stance or not, engendering respect.
"I'm just trying to change the thoughts of kids' minds across the nation,'' Rose said Monday at the Advocate Center....