Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine carries on tradition by having an NBA player grace it’s cover just in time for the playoffs. In years’ past it has been Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, but this year it is Chicago Bulls point guard and reigning MVP, Derrick Rose, snatching the cover. Rose spoke on his new found celebrity especially in the city of Chicago to GQ. “Chicago isn’t used to stardom,” says Rose. “They don’t know how to act toward celebrity. So I always have someone with me. I can have a hat on, glasses on, whatever. People still notice me. If I go outside without a hat on, I feel like I’m naked. This life doesn’t fit my personality.”
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