As the reigning MVP of the league, Derrick Rose has the world at his fingertips. Well-respected by peers and coaches alike, D-Rose has little to worry about these days. With limitless potential and an unquestionable motivation, the 22-year-old Chicago native is never satisfied and is primed for success once the new season begins.
There is only one problem though: Is there even going to be an NBA season?
The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement (the CBA) is putting the 2011/2012 NBA season on hiatus. The players and the owners are having difficult coming to terms on—you guessed it —money. Owners also want to cut the salaries of players by one-third, and it is not surprising why the players disagree with that.
The biggest issue with the NBA lockout is that it keeps players in the dark. People like Derrick Rose need to know how and when the CBA can be resolved, because they are essentially jobless until there are resolutions. And while it seems unlikely the reigning MVP is worrying about his financial situation, a vast majority of NBA players don’t have that same luxury.
If the lockout stretches into the projected start of the NBA season (which it will), here are five occupations Derrick Rose should consider in order to help pay the bills.