Derrick Rose

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Nothing is Impossible
I believe almost everybody has someone in their life that has influenced them in some shape or form. This person could range from being a family member to a basketball player you admire. They make you who you are or how you do something. I am a huge Derrick Rose fan. I’m the type of fan that would actually stay out in the blistering cold to actually finally meet him and that’s what I did. My respect for Derrick Rose is extremely high, especially knowing the neighborhood he came from. He chose to follow a good life and focus on what he loves, which is basketball. His hard worked paid off and he is an amazing player. His dedication showed me that it does not matter where you are from or who you are, as long as you work hard anything is possible.

My morning started off like a typical day, but that changed when I checked my phone; I received a text from one of my friends. He said, “Tonight could be the night.” I was curious and wanted to find out what he was talking about, but unfortunately that was the last I heard of him for the rest of the day. My day slowly passed by and I could not stop myself from thinking about what my friend had mentioned. I had to get my mind of it, so I did what I loved to do; I played basketball. Playing basketball always seems to get my mind of things and frankly, I am pretty good at it. When I got done playing, it was still pretty early and I did not want to go home. Completely forgetting about what my friend had texted me earlier, I went to his house around 12:30am. Before I could reach his house, he texted me saying, “Let’s go meet Derrick Rose.” My mouth dropped wide open in disbelief. It was one of those moments where you think it is too good to be true. I was very skeptical, but that was the least of my worries; I had to explain to my parents about the situation. I had a gut feeling that if I asked they would say no. That left me with only one choice; I had to lie to my parents. When I reached his house, I...
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