One player who will not be traded at the deadline is reigning MVP Derrick Rose.
What has Rose been doing during a week of mayhem across the NBA landscape? In addition to issuing a rare complaint about not receiving calls from the officials (while also referring to himself as a superstar, doubly strange for the humble point guard), Rose has been doing some shopping. In a big way.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Rose recently purchased a $2.8 million three-bedroom, 3,102-square-foot condo in Chicago's Trump Tower:
"It's definitely an unbelievable feeling just being up there," Crain's quoted Rose as saying before Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz. "The view is nice and I don't take it for granted. It's a blessing."
The condo includes four bathrooms and a den and Rose also purchased two parking spots. He financed the deal with a $1.7 million loan from Northern Trust, Crain's said.
Not bad at all. Nice to see he's found something to spend a little chunk of his $95 million extension on. It has to be surreal for a guy that grew up in Chicago to be able to accomplish all of this in his hometown.
The Tribune reports that Rose's unit is one of the top four in the 92-story building. Imagine what he feels when he wakes up in the morning and looks down at the rest of his city. Pretty wild. Besides spending money on property, what else can you picture Rose spending his cash on?
With 3,102 square feet of space, there's plenty of room for his personalized Skittles dispenser, too.
And just to be safe, might I suggest a fancy apple corer appear somewhere on his his list of household essentials? We don't want any repeat incidents requiring 10 stitches to close up a gash sustained while slicing and dicing a healthy bedtime snack.
I have to say, I'm glad this 23-year-old multi-millionaire is splurging a little. If I had just signed that extension, I would buy enough pairs of fresh socks to last the rest of my life. I would also go the LeBron route and hire someone to cut my steak for me.
Juuuust kidding! I'm serious about the socks, though.