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Jalen Rose

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Current ESPN/ABC analyst and former 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose is one of the few professional athletes to maintain a high profile post retirement. Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Jalen continues to show his versatility in the broadcast booth, in the entertainment world and as a philanthropist. Jalen was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Southwestern High School and the University of Michigan. In college he was part of the legendary "Fab Five" where he and his teammates revolutionized the sport of basketball on the court and off by wearing baggy uniform shorts, black socks and black shoes. The only team in Final Four history to ever start five freshmen, they led the Wolverines to back to back NCAA Championship game appearances. In 1994, Jalen was drafted in the first round by the Denver Nuggets. Jalen's most memorable NBA moments during his thirteen-year career include winning the NBA's "Most Improved Player" and "Player of the Week" awards in 2000 and "Eastern Conference Player of the Week" accolades in 2005. As a member of the Indiana Pacers, his team appeared in three straight eastern conference finals including a trip to the NBA Finals in 2000. While many basketball stars make the transition to the small screen after they hang up their basketball kicks, Jalen made the bold leap in the midst of his NBA career in 2001, becoming a multi-faceted reporter and on-air personality for Fox Sports Net's famed "Best Damn Sports Show Period." Working with the "Best Damn Sports Show Period" for six years, the budding broadcast star developed his own lifestyle-oriented "Jammin' With Jalen" segment. Shortly after retiring from basketball, Jalen - a mass communications major at U of M who ultimately earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland University College - went full throttle pursuing his passion in the multi-media, sports and entertainment world, signing with ESPN/ABC as an analyst. Covering a wide range of current events in the landscape of sports, he's appeared on the network's flagship shows SportsCenter, Mike and Mike in the Morning, First Take, SportsNation and ESPNews, as well as the NBA-related shows Coast to Coast, NBA Countdown and NBA Tonight. This marks Jalen's fifth season as an ESPN analyst, and he will continue his work with the worldwide leader in sports television, appearing in-studio and on radio regularly on their family of networks. In 2007, Jalen created Three Tier Entertainment (TTE), a LA based production and management company. TTE is committed to creating an artistic haven for actors, writers and directors. TTE produces smart, provocative commercial projects with a worldwide mass appeal for film, Television and the web. In 2011, TTE executive produced ESPN's highest rated documentary "The Fab Five." A philanthropist who truly gives from the heart, Jalen established the Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Grants focus on education and sports and are distributed in Jalen's hometown of Detroit as well as other communities in need. More than $1.2 million in charitable donations personally donated by Jalen have been distributed since the foundation's 2000 inception. Most recently, the City Council of Detroit awarded Jalen with a Spirit of Detroit Award in recognition of his exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life. Jalen's most substantial outreach initiative to date is the establishment of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA). The Academy opened its doors in September 2011 and is an open enrollment public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit. The inaugural class consists of 120 ninth grade students and will be followed by an additional freshman class each subsequent year. Detroit area students receive a leadership-focused education based upon real-world, project-based experiences within the career context of sports & entertainment. This high school will ensure students receive extensive college exposure and course opportunities through a partnership with the University of Detroit Mercy. Jalen is the founder of JRLA and serves as the President of the Board of Directors. A true play-maker on the court while charming and fashionable off the court, Jalen has been recognized for his style on numerous occasions including being voted one of the NBA's best dressed players.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Jalen Rose -- Not Enough Outrage Over Gay Slurs

Jalen Rose
Not Enough Outrage Over Gay Slurs

People aren't pissed off enough about Rajon Rondo's gay slur -- which is why he only got a 1 game suspension ... so says Jalen Rose.  Check out the clip ... the ex-NBA superstar essentially… READ MORE >

Jalen Rose -- Stephen A. Smith Can't Win Against Durant ... Let It Go, Bro

Jalen Rose
Stephen A. Smith Can't Win Against Durant ... Let It Go, Bro

Jalen Rose thinks Stephen A. Smith made a HUGE mistake calling out Kevin Durant ... 'cause in a battle between media dude and former league MVP dude ... media dude will always lose. Rose sat… READ MORE >

- 325 days ago
NBA's Jalen Rose -- Jen Selter's Mom Wins ... In Mother/Daughter Ass Battle

NBA's Jalen Rose
Jen Selter's Mom Wins In Mother/Daughter Ass Battle

The apprentice has become the master ... so says former NBA star Jalen Rose who tells TMZ Sports in the battle of the bods, he's riding with Jen Selter's MOM.  The 21-year-old ass model… READ MORE >

- 555 days ago
Jalen Rose -- Rick Ross Wants Out of $100k Bet ... I'll Settle for Lobster

Jalen Rose
Rick Ross Wants Out of $100k Bet ... I'll Settle For Lobster

Seems Rick Ross is officially off the hook in his $100k NBA bet with Jalen Rose -- with Jalen telling TMZ Sports he's willing to let the whole thing go for some delicious lobster. You know… READ MORE >

- 593 days ago
Rick Ross -- Jalen Rose's $100k Bet Was a Joke

Rick Ross
Jalen Rose's $100k Bet Was a Joke

Rick Ross says ex-NBA star Jalen Rose was full of crap when he said he'd take the rapper up on a $100,000 basketball bet -- claiming Jalen was "just bluffing." Ross put up the money up back… READ MORE >

- 640 days ago
Ex-NBA Star Jalen Rose -- CALLS OUT RICK ROSS ... I'll Take Your $100,000 Bet!!

Ex-NBA Star Jalen Rose
Hey, Rick Ross I'll Take Your $100k Bet!

Jalen Rose has a message for Rick Ross -- I'll be your huckleberry. The former NBA star was listening when Ross went on the radio this week and said he'll bet anyone $100,000 that the Miami… READ MORE >

- 653 days ago
Terrell Owens -- I WILL DESTROY JALEN ROSE ... But I Was Kidding About MJ

Terrell Owens
I WILL DESTROY JALEN ROSE (But I Was Kidding About MJ)

Terrell Owens is officially CALLING OUT Jalen Rose ... challenging the former NBA star to settle their beef on the court ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!TMZ Sports spoke with T.O. in NYC -- who tells us he was… READ MORE >

- 878 days ago
Jalen Rose -- Terrell Owens Is Crazy ... He Can't Beat Michael Jordan One-on-One!

Jalen Rose
T.O. Is Crazy He Can't Beat MJ 1-On-1!!

Jalen Rose and Terrell Owens are boys ... but the former NBA star thinks T.O. is straight up NUTS for thinking he can beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. As TMZ Sports first reported,… READ MORE >

- 885 days ago
Jalen Rose -- EVERYONE in College Has Orgies ... Not Just Athletes

Jalen Rose
Everyone in College Has Orgies ... Not Just Athletes

If you weren't having wild hardcore orgies in college, you were really missing out, 'cause Jalen Rose tells TMZ Sports ... group sex isn't just for athletes, everyone's doing it.Jalen -- who… READ MORE >

- 996 days ago
Jalen Rose -- Phil Jackson Will NEVER Coach Basketball Again

Jalen Rose
Phil Jackson Will NEVER Coach Basketball Again

Sorry Nets ... and Lakers ... Cavs ... and ANYONE else hoping to hire Phil Jackson as a head coach, 'cause the Zen Master will never, ever coach another basketball game in his life, so says Jalen… READ MORE >

- 1208 days ago

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