You have to learn from the best if you want to be like the best. There's no shame in trying to get some pointers from those who dominate the game if you're also trying to accomplish that goal.
At least, that's how Derrick Rose felt when he was sharing the locker room with LeBron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers, as he recently said that he actually 'spied' on him to try and get a glimpse of his routine:
“I was kind of spying on him the entire time while I was there even though he didn’t notice. I was looking at everything that he did. You have to. Looking at the master. So, I took everything in and I think I learned from him," Rose recently admitted in an interview.
Rose stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers wasn't successful and he was almost out of the league after it. Gladly, he had another shot to prove his worth with Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Derrick Rose took his career back from the ground over the next couple of seasons, up to the point where he's now one of the biggest reasons why the New York Knicks are a playoff team.
It's always sad to think that Derrick Rose could've carried LeBron James' torch as the best player in the Eastern Conference but it's nice to see that at least he had a chance to learn from him.
Hopefully, he'll take those teachings to a whole new level and win an NBA Championship before retiring.