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Derrick Rose HS Grade Changed & Had Some1 Else To Do SAT's
 

 
Let's say you're of the cynical, entertain-me-now school of fandom.

You don't care a wit that young Bulls star Derrick Rose has been implicated as the beneficiary of some serious academic cheating at both his alma maters -- Simeon High School and the University of Memphis.

According to NCAA allegations first reported by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal and Chicago high school sources informing the Sun-Times, some person other than Rose allegedly took his college-entrance SAT, and someone with access to Rose's Simeon transcripts changed one of his grades from a D to a C just as Rose was applying to colleges.

So what, you say. He's a pro now. He was always gonna be a baller. Go, Bulls!

That's fine.

Live in your world of beer-can-on-the-belly sports relativism.

But just ponder the ripple effect and the hypocrisy revealed by the academic fraud before you lumber to the fridge for another cold one.

First off, Rose might never have gotten into a powerhouse hoops college like Memphis without the cheating. He might have had to spend time at a junior college or even go overseas to play. Had he not gone to Memphis, the Tigers almost certainly would not have made it to the 2008 NCAA championship game.

Think that matters to UCLA, which lost to Memphis in the semis?

Rose was clearly a one-and-done mercenary, something head coach John Calipari always new full well.

Partly because Rose went to Memphis, Calipari, then making $2.35 million a year and with four years left on his contract, abruptly bolted for Kentucky this April, becoming the nation's highest-paid college basketball coach in the process. His new deal? Eight years at $4.1 million per.
Gillispie topples

Think former Wildcats coach Billy Gillispie -- canned in March with five years left on his deal -- liked that? Not much. Gillispie just filed a $6 million lawsuit against Kentucky claiming breach of contract and fraud.

Oh, and here's a nice tidbit. ESPN.com, citing inside sources, stated in late March that, ''with a strong recruiting class coming in and a tradition already established at Memphis, Calipari wouldn't leave if the UK job was offered.''

Ha!

He was gone in an eye blink.

And, of course, so was Rose.

Off to the NBA, where, based largely on his display while at Memphis, and to a lesser degree at Simeon, where he led his team to back-to-back state championships, he was taken No. 1 in the 2008 NBA draft. Think that was worth a little money?

And how much was it worth to other parties, such as Rose's constantly pressuring, Svengali-like older brother Reggie?

As Rose's former club basketball team coach, Luther Topps, said of the NCAA investigation, ''Reggie moved me and [Simeon head coach Robert Smith] out of the way long before that, as soon as the money got involved.''

And, of course, partly because of where he was drafted and the role expected of him with the rebuilding Bulls, Rose flourished and was named NBA rookie of the year.

That, too, is both an honor and money in the bank.
Sanctimony minus standards

Let's think about the NBA itself for a moment.

This kind of manipulative fraud is precisely what commissioner David Stern almost guaranteed would blossom to new levels after he sanctimoniously declared that nobody could play in the NBA until at least one year after high school.

No more Kevin Garnetts or Kobe Bryants.

It's not that Stern and his league care about education -- the NBA has no diploma standards or even literacy standards whatsoever. What the NBA wants is the orderly entrance of older players who are a little more -- shall we say, polished? -- than post-adolescents.

We all know the phoniness involved in big-time athletes going to institutions of higher learning when those athletes have no academic mission, and when the schools have interest in the athletes only as stadium-fillers.

But when the hypocrisy becomes public like this, it indicts a lot more than just phonies like Calipari (Oh, and it's for sure the coach knew nothing!)

Consider the Chicago Public School system. Somebody can change a transcript grade -- as was done on the Simeon computer -- and the CPS investigators discipline ... no one?

Who took Rose's SAT?

That's not easy to do, what with IDs and signatures and the like.

If this were done for a non-athletic kid who desperately wanted to go to college to better himself or herself, to learn -- and then that student flourished academically -- you could even justify such an opportunity given.

But this was done in the name of let's-rob-the-bank.

Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson is a straight arrow who agonizes over character.

Would he have taken Rose if he knew the kid had allegedly cheated this way?

Yes, this was all stuff done back in the ''amateur'' days. But you know something? Those days weren't so long ago. And they don't vanish under the weight of cash.

Derrick Rose has been a likable point guard in his one pro season.

But how do you explain the lesson here to, say, Chicago school children?

Practice your crossover, kids. As you know, schoolwork's for dummies.
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130 comments for "Derrick Rose HS Grade Changed & Had Some1 Else To Do SAT's"

 9 years ago '04        #2
refuze 285 heat pts285
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haha.. doesn't matter though. he's in the league now.
 9 years ago '04        #3
DJ Maximum|M 48 heat pts48 OP
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 refuze said:
haha.. doesn't matter though. he's in the league now.
its even worse now the n*gga had to cheat to get into a school i knew this n*gga wasnt s**t lol
 9 years ago '06        #4
eLLz 1 heat pts
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You can tell hes a dumbass n*gga, watch an interview... Dudes embarrassing to listen to
 05-29-2009, 09:34 AM         #5
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That's pretty sad if you have to cheat just to get into Memphis.
 9 years ago '04        #6
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I hope this doesn't surprise anyone. Rose can ball, but ... you guys seen his interviews.
 9 years ago '05        #7
Adamsville 131 heat pts131
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man this aint s**t... n*ggas been gettin grades changed and cheatin on tests for ages... s**t I graduated HS in 3 weeks cuz my teachers and principal looked out for me
 9 years ago '06        #8
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I figured somethin wasn't right wit rose lol

n*gga would be all lost in interviews and s**t I was like this n*gga got a few chromosomes missin lmaooooooooo
 05-29-2009, 09:58 AM         #9
DrX 
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who cares, hes a basketball player, not a doctor
 9 years ago '04        #10
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Nothing new here and I don't blame Rose but its sad since people are struggling to get by and are unable to afford college.

Notice you hear nothing on this subject on the football end? It's kinda swept under the rug since its football.
 05-29-2009, 10:18 AM         #11
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Go Bulls!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 05-29-2009, 10:18 AM         #12
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 enetblazin4eva said:
Nothing new here and I don't blame Rose but its sad since people are struggling to get by and are unable to afford college.

Notice you hear nothing on this subject on the football end? It's kinda swept under the rug since its football.


???????....what do you mean you don't blame rose?....rose made the decision to do this...nobody forced him to do anything....there are tons of kids who take education seriously,he didn't...he made basketball his everything,and he was lucky enough to where he didn't have to suffer the consequences that can come with making a decision like that...but percentage wise it was a dumb a.ss move that could have cost him a lot....and will cost him at least perception wise...


i mean i'm not quite sure how anyone has a problem graduating high school..minus you having some severe family,or mental issues...and having someone take his s.a.t's was just special....
 9 years ago '04        #13
DJ Maximum|M 48 heat pts48 OP
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 enetblazin4eva said:
Nothing new here and I don't blame Rose but its sad since people are struggling to get by and are unable to afford college.

Notice you hear nothing on this subject on the football end? It's kinda swept under the rug since its football.
dude cheated on a full ride he left after 1 year cuz he knew he couldnt survive college technically he never could make it in HS
 9 years ago '04        #14
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 ChiCity Fingaz said:
No way, a great high school basketball player with mediocre grades who doesn't care much about school

I don't believe you!

:rolleyes:
u look up to a dummy
 9 years ago '05        #15
Lil Jay 05 19 heat pts19
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: Couldn't even graduate high school.
 9 years ago '04        #16
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 The Bully said:
Yao Ming's english >> Derrick Rose's english

 9 years ago '05        #17
Junior G 114 heat pts114
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Rondo 1 up's this n*gga again.
 05-29-2009, 10:46 AM         #18
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 luda06 said:
That's pretty sad if you have to cheat just to get into Memphis.
I've been struggling the last 2 years in Junior college trying to get my grades good enough to go to Memphis. Memphis isnt a cake walk
 9 years ago '05        #19
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 Adamsville said:
man this aint s**t... n*ggas been gettin grades changed and cheatin on tests for ages... s**t I graduated HS in 3 weeks cuz my teachers and principal looked out for me
 05-29-2009, 10:50 AM         #20
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 Tempus # 1 said:
I've been struggling the last 2 years in Junior college trying to get my grades good enough to go to Memphis. Memphis isnt a cake walk
Prob because theres a height requirement U can get in wit 2.5. They have a big admittance rate.
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