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Will Smith during his 'Fresh Prince Bel-Air' period.

Will Smith during his "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" period.

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Updated: November 11, 2011 5:12PM



Bulls guard Derrick Rose raised a few eyebrows when he gave a surprising choice for his third top role model as he spoke to 100 kids ­attending his presentation of a renovated outdoor basketball court this week.

Rose’s top three:

“First, there is my mother,

Brenda ,” he said. “She’s definitely tops because she raised me and made so many sacrifices for me.“Second, as far as basketball is concerned, it’s

Michael Jordan . “Third, as for somebody who inspires me every single day, no matter what they do and how hard they work, it’s [actor]

Will Smith . Where he came from, like a guy who started off good in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and went bankrupt. Then he bounced his way back to where he’s making tons of money again with every movie and still a hard-working man. I take my hat off to him.”



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