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Former NBA Player Jalen Rose Reveals How He Spent His Rookie Check — 'Almost Everyone Spends It All'

For players who come from humble beginnings, earning big bucks in the NBA can be accompanied with financial shock that ultimately leads to tough lessons. This was the case for former basketball player Jalen Rose, who splurged with his rookie check.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 17, 2023

Jalen Rose Partners With Pepsi's STARRY To Give $50K To The University Of Utah's Black Culture Center

Jalen Rose loves the kids. Many people may know the former NBA star by his noteworthy career on the court and as a member of the NCAA squad coined the “Fab Five.” But the current ESPN sports analyst is more than his previous work in the NBA. Already reported by AfroTech, Rose opened a tuition-free school that offers its students post-graduation support, a concept the Detroit native firmly believes in. “I feel like the eight most important years of a young person’s life are the four that they’re in high school or the four that they could be in college,” Rose said in a “Earn Your Leisure” interview at the time. Rose is doubling down on this concept during the most recent NBA All-Star weekend with a partnership with STARRY, a new lemon-lime soda from Pepsi Co.

Josh Rodgers

Mar 10, 2023

Former NBA Player Jalen Rose Opened Tuition-Free Charter High School That Provides Post Graduation Support

From the time you’re a small child, you’ve likely been encouraged that doing well in school will lead to success. For most, the educational journey begins very early. And while many students have access to education – every student does not have access to the same educational resources. Charter schools are a neighborhood option to balance the inequity in education. Former NBA star Jalen Rose opened a school to be a part of helping that balance in his hometown. The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) is a tuition-free charter high school serving over 400 students between grades nine through twelve. During a conversation on the “Earn Your Leisure Podcast,” Rose sat down with the host to discuss the school he founded and its mission, purpose, and community impact.

Josh Rodgers

Nov 17, 2022

Jalen Rose Recalls The Struggle Before Building His Estimated $50M Fortune — 'My Mother Lights Got Cut Off…I Need To Do Something'

The year 1994 was a good year in pop culture. Films like “The Lion King” premiered, the television show “Living Single” was in season two, the original PlayStation launched, and Notorious B.I.G. had the radio waves slammed with his hit single, “Juicy.” Needless to say, there was no void in cultural moments. The world of sports was no different. Emmitt Smith helped lead the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl Championship, Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets won the NBA Finals, and a young shooting guard from Michigan named Jalen Rose entered the National Basketball League (NBA). Rose is a Detroit, MI, native and former star of the University of Michigan’s basketball team and a part of a sports super group known as the “Fab Five.” The quintet consisted of Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Jimmy King, and Jalen Rose. Known for their baggy shorts, black socks, and black shoes, they were a part of the first team in NCAA history to make it to the Final Four with a starting lineup...

Josh Rodgers

Oct 17, 2022

Bun B's Trill Burger Crowned As The Best Burger In America About A Year After After Entering The Restaurant Industry

Southern rapper Bun B now has bragging rights that extend even beyond the music industry. As AfroTech previously told you in July 2021, Bun B ventured into the restaurant business to open Trill Burgers, a pop-up hamburger shop in his home city of Houston, TX. Now, it’s been named the best burger in America. The restaurant’s OG Trill Burger caught the attention of the judges on Good Morning America’s “United States of Burgers” competition. The staple menu item is made from 44 Farms beef, Trill Sauce, pickles, caramelized onions, and a Martin’s potato bun.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 1, 2022

NBA Vet Jalen Rose Teams Up With New York Post For Multi-Platform Partnership

NBA veteran Jalen Rose has worn many hats in the media space during his 30-year tenure in the spotlight. The TV personality, podcast host, New York Times bestselling author, and now “Renaissance Man” is set to launch a multi-platform content program through his new partnership with the New York Post, according to Forbes . #RenaissanceMan coming soon……. @nypost — Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) August 20, 2020 It will arrive in the form of a weekly column, as well as a weekly video and podcast series all hosted by Rose. Sean Giancola, CEO and Publisher of The New York Post, said in a statement : “Jalen is an extraordinary talent and we’re very excited to have him join our New York Post family. As an industry veteran and highly regarded influencer, Jalen will bring his experience and perspective on a wide variety of topics to our audience of over 100 million engaged sports, entertainment and style enthusiasts. We are looking forward to delivering entertaining and...

Njera Perkins

Aug 21, 2020