Even lone ranger had a partner.
No one goes it alone. You have to have a team around you to make it through life. Now imagine that you, (currently a college student, or just a regular salary man, making $11,000-40,000 a year) came from a family on welfare, living in a bad area of a major city, where drugs, violence, and poverty was all you knew. And then, today, you were not only given $200,000,000 dollars by a new business that hired you, but that the company your currently worked for said you could still work for them too, and they gave you another $100,000,000 dollars. Basically, more money than everyone in the entire neighborhood you grew up in has and would make for their entire lifetimes COMBINED!
Now, imagine that you, who have never had more than an internet blog platform or audience, suddenly are in the Chicago Sun Times, and on WGN, and CSN Chicago, being interview and criticized, for every life decision you make and every business decision you make, by everyone in Chicago and millions of people across America and the world!
Now tell me that you have the tools (I don't care how smart you are) to deal with this on your own. YOU CAN"T! No one could. You have to make very important decision that effect your life, and your family, and the lives of other people close to you, and the companies that you work for, and the entire city that ultimately pays your salary and whom you represent!
You cannot do that alone. You need lawyers to understand the contracts people are offering you. You need agents to negotiate those contracts. You need people who know you personally, before all of this madness who can help you make life decisions. NOTHING is decided alone. Wisdom is found in a team of people with gifts and abilities in their respective fields.
Look, feel free to argue whether BJ Armstrong is giving him good advice. And I'm sorry, but Reggie isn't going anywhere, because he's family and he has gotten Derrick past the streets and gangs and death of the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the NBA. No small feat. You can second guess the Bulls organization as well, as to whether they are making the best decisions, or handling the media storm that accompanies an MVP, or even worse, an MVP that who is injured for an entire season in his prime. Now make that a second season in his prime! Unheard of territory that basically there is no track record to follow or learn from. Not in the area of day-to-day snap judgements on hundreds of 24-hour sports "news" media outlets.
But you cannot blame Rose because he is "dumb." Seriously?! You can't blame Rose for not handling this kind of constant, day after day pressure. And you certainly cannot blame him for not being some super human, lone wise ("grown ass man") who should be making all these decisions for himself.