Jalen Rose addresses wild night in Indiana, alleged comments he made about Michael Jordan, others
But he's not exactly admitting that it all went down the way some say it did.
The former Michigan basketball and NBA standout, who was in town working the game for ESPN's College Gameday, admitted he was aware of the reports, photos and comments he allegedly made during a night of partying.
"I saw that, I heard about that," Rose told reporters Monday night after hosting Michigan's annual "Mock Rock" event in Ann Arbor. "Fortunately for me, I wasn't doing anything (wrong)? Right?
"I wasn't doing anything in the pictures, right?"
Per the LostLettermen report, Rose's escapades were chronicled by a handful of Indiana students on Reddit.com.
The reports alleged that Rose claimed ex-NBA star Michael Jordan was "hungover" during his famous flu game in the 1997 NBA Finals, that ex-Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller had his house burned down by his ex wife and that he can't smoke marijuana because he works for "Disney (ESPN)," and he'd be tested.
When asked about the comments, Rose was mum in response.
"I'm a huge Michael Jordan fan, got a lot of respect for him," Rose said. "I've got a lot of respect for Reggie Miller.
"Those were comments that I guess somebody was attributing that I said. Those weren't quotes. I saw a couple of curse words on there that I haven't cursed since 2002."
Asked again if he denied saying any of those comments, Rose was again rather vague.
"I'm saying they weren't quotes," he said."
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