Sunday, October 17, 2021

Jalen Rose: Making It Rain on Strippers is ‘Charity Work’

Jalen Rose, John Wall
Jalen Rose, John Wall

*Earlier this week, video surfaced of John Wall of the Washington Bullets making it rain $50,000 at a strip club in Dallas, serving some early Christmas cheer to the working gals in need of money to “pay for college.” Former NBA star Jalen Rose of the Chicago Bulls has a different term for Wall’s generosity, calling it “Charity work.”

During a recent episode of ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby podcast, the analyst compared Wall’s wild antics to Russell Westbrook’s recent million dollar donation to UCLA, the largest the school has ever received from a former Bruin.

Here’s the full quote from Rose (via Complex):

“Russell Westbrook and John Wall both did a great charitable thing. Russell Westbrook giving a million dollars to UCLA, it’s noble, it’s recognizable, it’s something that’s going to create a legacy for his name for years to come. It’s philanthropic work. Now, the charity that John Wall did, that’s the charity that makes it to the hood, and it also is a donation to those who are working really hard to entertain adults that evening. And when a customer does come in and spends that type of cake, everyone leaves with full bags. And you know what? I support full bags!”

While Rose explained that he doesn’t necessarily agree with the way Wall went about distributing the money, suggesting his own old school way of simply handing the dancer the cash is best, rather than showering her with it.

“My approach would be different,” he said, “but the premise still stands: He’s doing charity work. John Wall, a little bit different from Russell Westbrook, but he’s still contributing and giving back to the community.”

Rose continued by asking: “When you’re throwing the money, are you throwing it for you? Or are you throwing it so everyone can see it?”


Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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