I'll Show You
I'll Show You

I'll Show You

By Derrick Rose, By Sam Smith


240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629376424

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2019)


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An answer from the NBA superstar at the heart of controversies on and off the court
In 2012, Derrick Rose was on top of the world.After growing up in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. The point guard known to his family as "Pooh" was a phenom, winning the Rookie of the Year award and electrifying fans around the world. In 2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. He and the Bulls believed the city's first berth in the NBA Finals since the Jordan era was on the horizon. Rarely had a bond between a player and fans been so strong, as the city wrapped its arms around the homegrown hero.Six years and four knee surgeries later, he was waived by the Utah Jazz, a once surefire Hall of Fame career seemingly on the brink of collapse. Many speculated his days in the NBA were over.But Derrick Rose never doubted himself, never believed his struggles on and off the court were anything other than temporary setbacks. Rather than telling the world he had more to give, he decided to show them.I'll Show You is an honest, intimate conversation with one of the world's most popular athletes, a star whose on-court brilliance is matched only by his aversion to the spotlight. Written with New York Times bestselling author Sam Smith, Rose opens himself up to fans in a way they've never seen before, creating a document that is as unflinchingâ€â€Âand at times as uncomfortableâ€â€Âas a personal diary.Detailing his childhood spent in one of his city's most dangerous neighborhoods; his relationships with both opponents and teammates; the pain and controversies surrounding his career-altering injuries; his complicated relationship to fame and fortune; and his rise, fall, and reemergence as the player LeBron James says is "still a superhero," I'll Show You is one of the most candid and surprising autobiographies of a modern-day superstar ever written.


"Rose, born and raised in a tough Chicago neighborhood, led his high-school team to the Illinois state title. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, the first overall selection in the 2008 draft. In 2009, he was named NBA rookie of the year. In 2011, he was selected as the league's Most Valuable Player, the youngest player ever to win the award. Then came maximum contracts, lucrative shoe endorsements, and heightened scrutiny. For an inherently shy young man, it was difficult. Then things started to go sour. A torn ligament in his knee resulted in a year's rehabilitation. Then another knee injury and another season lost. This as-told-to autobiography, coauthored with celebrated NBA reporter Sam Smith (The Jordan Rules, 1991), tracks Rose's journey, which takes him to New York, Cleveland, Utah, and Minnesota. Only at Minnesota does his career begin to rebound under former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. This is a fascinating account of the tribulations of NBA life, made especially compelling by the detailed recording of Rose's grueling rehab experiences. Basketball fans, especially those who marveled at Rose's early years, will enjoy the book immensely." â€â€ÂBooklist

Author Biography

Born and raised in Chicago, Derrick Rose was the first overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft. He was the league's Rookie of the Year, and in 2011 became the youngest MVP in NBA history at the age of 22. He has also played for the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Detroit Pistons.Sam Smith is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Jordan Rules, Second Coming, There Is No Next, and Hard Labor. He received the Naismith Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2012 and today writes for You can follow him at @SamSmithHoops.

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I’ll Show You

By Derrick Rose with Sam Smith


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Derrick Rose prefers to let his game do the talking, and his game has said plenty. It spoke volumes when he led Memphis to the NCAA Championship game, won Rookie of the Year honors and became the youngest MVP in NBA history. But an athlete’s game only speaks to half the story.


In I’ll Show You (Triumph Books, Sep 10, 2019), Rose reveals the other side, sharing his complete story in his own words. Along with best-selling author Sam Smith, Rose recounts every facet of his life and career, from his upbringing on Chicago’s South Side to his resurgence in Minnesota. Rose experienced a meteoric rise, becoming a beloved figure in the game, only to fall from grace following injuries and off-the-court drama. Readers will learn how Rose dealt with stardom, media criticism and the difficulties of being a private person living a public life. Highlights include:

  • Growing up in Englewood and how his upbringing shaped his identity, both on and off the court
  • How tearing an ACL ushered in a new mindset, teaching Rose to appreciate the little things and enjoy life
  • Anecdotes from the hardwood and the locker room, including the feud with Jimmy Butler and the turmoil that ended an era of Chicago hoops
  • A passionate defense of his character, standing up to accusations for the sake of his mother and son
  • Insights on his postseason rivalry with LeBron James, his rocky relationship with Bulls fans and finding his passion for the game after an ugly departure from the Knicks

I’ll Show You offers an intimate look inside the mind of one of modern basketball’s most fascinating and polarizing figures. Rose’s reserved personality has led fans and media to misunderstand who he is as a player, and as a person. Here, he sets the record straight in a raw, revealing glimpse at the real Derrick Rose.

About the Authors:

Derrick Rose is an NBA point guard currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves. A Chicago native, he was drafted first overall by the Bulls in 2008, going on to win Rookie of the Year and NBA Most Valuable Player awards. 


Sam Smith is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Jordan Rules, Second Coming, There is No Next, and Hard Labor. Sam received the Naismith Hall of Fame 2012 Curt Gowdy Media Award, and he currently writes for