Ever since Jalen Rose’s interview surfaced in the ESPN documentary on the “Fab Five” the media ran with his remarks and tried to start something with former Duke players and their camp. One of those players was Grant Hill and he weighed in on Rose’s remarks of being an “Uncle Tom.”
But that controversy has been squashed for months and the two players have come together to start The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Hill promised Rose that he would support the school named for Rose and it’s expected to open in September.
Other Detroit professional athletes have signed on to help out as well. Rose has had to defend his remarks about the Duke team since the documentary was aired. He doesn’t want to be held in contempt over remarks he made when he was a mere 18 years old.
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