And so there Derrick Rose stood at the Berto Center on Thursday morning, apologizing for missing a scheduled taping in New York City for CBS’ show The Good Wife on Tuesday.
“Oh, my God,” Rose said when asked about it. “I overslept. It’s nothing big. You can ask anybody I work with, was I a problem on set or did I have a problem showing up? I always show up early.
“I’m sorry I missed it. That’s not my character where I big-time that type of show. If anything, I’d love to be on that show. They put a whole another twist on the story where (a driver) was ringing my (door)bell or somebody came out and said I wasn’t going in a disrepectful way. It wasn’t nothing like that.”
Rose said his agent, B.J. Armstrong, planned to talk to the show’s producers.
“We had a game (Monday) night,” Rose said. “We went to go eat. After that, you have to wake up at 6 a.m. to catch a flight? That’s tough, definitely tough.”
The New York Post’s Page 6 gossip column reported that Rose had a signed contact to appear in the show. Rose was asked how he could schedule a taping for a day that the Bulls didn’t know they had off until after Monday’s victory over Portland.
“I really don’t know,” he said. “They were saying it was a good show and I was supposed to fly there and it wouldn’t take long and I could fly back and be back in Chicago. But by the time I woke up, it was 10 a.m. So if I went there and went back it would’ve been 10 p.m. coming back here.
“So I missed it. I thought it wasn’t nothing big and they would understand. But I should’ve known something was going to come out of it. If anything, people know I’m not that type of person. I apologize.”
Will this incident prevent Rose from doing such appearances in the future?
“Not at all,” Rose said. “If the timing is right, it will be perfect. The timing was a little off. I’m sorry I missed it. Hopefully, I’ll get another chance.”
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