"I'm making history right now. Like every time I touch the court is history. That's how I feel about it right. And I feel like my fans and the people that watch, they can relate in some way. I mean the people that really care about me. You have people that talk s--t here and there but they're the ones that that's following my story and the ones that's writing about my story. So who cares what they say. They just got to keep watching and keep writing."
Rose also reiterated his main individual goal this season is to win the Sixth Man of the Year award while evolving into a veteran leader who can "help the young guys mature and grow and see how far this team can go" amid the club's ongoing Jimmy Butler saga.
The 2011 NBA MVP also addressed his ongoing legal proceedings.
"I have a team. I don't have to appear in court. I have a team set up where my best friends are going on my behalf. And I'm able to focus on the season, so I don't have to worry about that. I wish her nothing but the best. I hope that she's happy. But other than that I'm focusing on basketball and where I'm at. I'm being mindful of where I'm at right now and my career."