54 Best Derrick Rose Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Derrick Rose is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

Best Derrick Rose Quotes


I think good things come to good people. ~ Derrick Rose.


I try my hardest to do what I have to do to make my team win. ~ Derrick Rose.


We got to win. Win no matter what. Trip, kick somebody, fight, bite. Whatever. Win. ~ Derrick Rose.


When I was younger, I just thought about playing in the NBA. ~ Derrick Rose.


I just don’t want to get caught up in the hype. ~ Derrick Rose.


I couldn’t worry about anyone else but myself and my health. ~ Derrick Rose.


If I’m not trying my best, I might as well retire. ~ Derrick Rose.

I still have goals. Seeing those doubters out there, it’s gonna be funny seeing them eat their words. ~ Derrick Rose.


You’ve got one job, and that is to get better. ~ Derrick Rose.

I will say, just being here, God is good, man… ~ Derrick Rose.

Everybody’s got their poison, and mine is sugar. ~ Derrick Rose.


Why can’t I be MVP of the league? Why can’t I be the best player in the league? ~ Derrick Rose.

As long as I have my faith in God, I’m good. I know everything else is going to come. ~ Derrick Rose.

Famous Derrick Rose Quotes

I live a great life. I can’t complain. I’m healthy, my family’s good and there’s nothing I can really complain about. ~ Derrick Rose.

My biggest thing is to improve my all-around game. If you don’t win, something’s wrong. Winning takes care of everything, so our biggest thing is winning. ~ Derrick Rose.


My whole life has been nothing but trying to find a way to take care of my mom and take care of my family as quickly as possible. ~ Derrick Rose.

I think a lot of people don’t understand that when I sit out it’s not because of this year. I’m thinking about long term. I’m thinking about after I’m done with basketball. ~ Derrick Rose.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t take anything for granted. But it seems like the better I play, the more attention I get. And I can’t get away from it. You play great, you get attention. But I hate attention. It is weird. I’m in a bind. The more you win, the more they come. ~ Derrick Rose.

All I can do is just go in there and tighten up my game, tighten up my handles. Just all the little basic things that you wouldn’t even think about, the fundamental parts of the game. ~ Derrick Rose.

I always want my shoes real clean. The front of my shoe is really like my personality, where off the court I’m kind of calm and kind of shy a little bit – low key. In the back, it’s kind of crazy, just like me on the court. I love how both of my personalities are involved into the shoe. ~ Derrick Rose.

Being healthy is a complete lifestyle for me. It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me. It also allows me to sleep well so that I am rested when I need to perform. Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life. ~ Derrick Rose.

Inspirational Derrick Rose Quotes

I love eating it – grilled chicken, pasta, rice, and other foods that give me long term energy. Every once in a while, my sweet tooth gets the best of me and I have to snack on some candy. Beverage wise, I stick to sports drinks, water, milk, and juice. ~ Derrick Rose.


I think I work hard. I think I dedicate myself to the game and sacrifice a lot of things at a young age, and I know if I continue to do good, what I can get out of it. ~ Derrick Rose.

On Halloween, don’t you know back when you were little, your mom tells you don’t eat any candy until she checks it? I used to be so tempted to eat my candy on the way to other people’s houses. That used to be such a tease. ~ Derrick Rose.

My thing is just staying positive. Find that thing you love doing and dedicate yourself to it. You’re going to have to sacrifice a lot of things if you want to achieve the goals you want to achieve. ~ Derrick Rose.

All I got to do is keep getting the most out of each one of my days and keep trying to be the best athlete I can become. ~ Derrick Rose.


I wanna be great. I’m going to be great. There’s no doubt about it. ~ Derrick Rose.

Top Derrick Rose Quotes

I won’t ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me. I make smart decisions, and my friends and my family, they are all there for the right reason. ~ Derrick Rose.

Playing all of these games, getting to know everything about the NBA, you realize that you are your own business. You have business meetings to go to, signings to go to. Like, I’m only 20, but the stuff I’m doing the average 20-year-old isn’t doing. ~ Derrick Rose.

I believe that I’m a special player. I think people love the way I just try to play. I don’t try to impress anyone when I’m playing or anything. I just have a feel for the game. ~ Derrick Rose.

It is very important to me to maintain a consistent workout regimen during the season. The Bulls staff does a great job with providing me with a weekly workout, and these kept me energized throughout my rookie season. In the offseason, I try to increase my strength and add new dimensions to my game. ~ Derrick Rose.

I can’t wait to shock the doubters and prove I’m better and stronger than I was before. ~ Derrick Rose.

People think that I’m mean because I’m quiet, and I don’t really go out places or because I don’t really say too much. On the other hand, people think that I’m soft because I may not handle myself the way other people handle themselves. That’s just not me. They don’t know my background or none of that stuff. ~ Derrick Rose.


I have a lot of confidence in my shot and I’m willing to shoot it no matter what. ~ Derrick Rose.

In my era, where I’m from, I only had Donald Whiteside. He’s from Englewood and he’s the only one that came out of Englewood. Other than him, I really didn’t have anyone else to look up to that was from my area. So in seeing him, I never gave up hope, just kept playing and then I realized that I might have a future in basketball. ~ Derrick Rose.

Inspiring Derrick Rose Quotes

My days shouldn’t be hard because I’m doing what I’m doing and that’s playing basketball. ~ Derrick Rose.

I feel like I have everything else as far as being creative and athletic. But it’s the little things that’s going to push me over, like ball-handling, passing, boxing out when I’m setting screens. Little things like that that you would overlook that can make me a complete player. ~ Derrick Rose.

It’s tough growing up where I grew up. My family is very small and really tight. Just being around the neighborhood, my brothers were always around. I didn’t want to be in any trouble because I knew my mom or brothers would find out. I didn’t want to hurt their feelings. I just tried to do everything right. ~ Derrick Rose.

If I just do everything the opposite of what my dad did, I think that will make things pretty easy. I can joke about it now because I’m past that stage where it used to hurt. By having a kid, it’s gone. I could take all that negative energy that I had and put it in a positive way. ~ Derrick Rose.

My mom is real passionate and a family-first woman. She always told me that just because I can shoot a basketball better than someone else, I shouldn’t think that I’m better than them. I know if I change, my friends and family would lay me down. She just wants to see her kids do right. ~ Derrick Rose.

My son is everything to me. He’s the reason why I get up and I work out the way I work out and train the way that I train. He changed everything about me, so he was a blessing. ~ Derrick Rose.


The hard part that I had to go through in life, period, is living in poverty and not being able to get what I want. ~ Derrick Rose.

Whatever your goal is: dedicate yourself to it and it’s going to be a lot of sacrifice, but if you love what you want to do, it shouldn’t be a problem. ~ Derrick Rose.

McDonald’s is over with. But chips and candy and stuff, it’s going to be hard to get away from that. ~ Derrick Rose.

Great Derrick Rose Quotes

I don’t want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son’s graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. I’m just learning and being smart. ~ Derrick Rose.

I love playing basketball because you could be having a rough day in your life, and while you’re on the court it gives you a clear mind. I’m not worried about anything. I’m there just playing freely and I go out there all and I have fun. ~ Derrick Rose.

All physical activity begins with the body’s core. I maintain the strength in my core so that I can jump, run, start, stop, and accelerate at the highest levels. ~ Derrick Rose.


Hard work isn’t enough. You got to believe. ~ Derrick Rose.

All the days that you wake up you have one job and that’s to get better every single day. ~ Derrick Rose.

The way I dress, I dress totally different than I did when I was in college. I have to – try to – look professional. You change a lot when you are in the NBA, but I know where I came from. ~ Derrick Rose.

To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the difference in the world. So many people have invested in me and I want to do the same for Chicago’s teens. ~ Derrick Rose.

I want to thank my mom, Brenda Rose. My heart, the reason I play the way I play, just everything. Just knowing the days I don’t feel right, going to practice, having a hard time, I think about her when she had to wake me up, go to work and make sure I was all right. Those were hard days. ~ Derrick Rose.

So these were the 54 top Derrick Rose quotes and sayings on life, success and basketball.

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