When the Eastern Conference unveiled its starters for the NBA All-Star Game last night in Orlando, four of the five men were more than happy to strut their stuff and dance onto the floor during pregame introductions. The fifth was Derrick Rose, who's said he's not a fan of the pregame dancing.
"I can dance," Rose told Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago. "But there's a time and place for that, and I don't think it was right, then and there."
Rose was mocked for his decision not to dance -- while LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony were into it, Rose stood quietly off to the side, away from his All-Star teammates. To Rose, to dance or not to dance was a non-issue. "I don't care," Rose said. "You just know that's me, man. If you would have saw me out there dancing, you would have been looking at me different. I'm just me. I can't be anybody else. I think that's what people see."