Tony Zarrella, the sports director at 19 Action News and host of Tailgate 19, came on the air this morning to talk about Derrick Rose and his choice to do an interview with USA Today, a national publication, over a local, Chicago media source. Tony talked about how the fault should be with the Bulls public relations department, and more and more athletes are controlling their own message via Twitter and other social media avenues. Tony also talked about the NBA All-Star events this weekend, and said the 3-point Shootout is the one he’s excited for, and really the only competition for the weekend. Tony wrapped up today’s interview by sharing his own vacation nightmare story.
DALLAS - FEBRUARY 13: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots during the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout during All-Star Saturday Night as part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 13, 2010 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images