NBA player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is young, well-educated, successful and very wealthy (he is an inspiration of mines). Growing up in the streets on the South Side of Chicago, in the Englewood neighborhood (one of the most notoriously dangerous communities in the country) wasn’t an excuse for Rose to get caught up in the street life and not chase his dreams. In fact, he used his community as a motivation to get out and become something positive. Last season, at 22, Rose became the youngest ever NBA MVP. At just 23, he have already played in three All-Star games in his first four seasons, have a 14-year deal with Adidas reportedly worth $250 million and a $95 million dollar contract with the Bulls.
While D. Rose is recovering from a torn ACL, he is still making major moves. He was in his hometown of Chicago to unveil his newest shoe-the ‘D Rose 3′ Signature Collection. Rose refers to the shoe as his most personal shoe to date as he’s has to rebuild his body and mindset to make a quick recover, so he re-designed his logo as well. It is being reported that he broke down in tears earlier today Thursday (September 13) at his press conference talking about the love for his and the people in it.
“The D Rose 3 signature collection is special to me because I worked side-by-side with adidas on everything from materials to fit to colors to make it the best we’ve done yet,” said Rose. “I love the new logo that calls out the most important things to me: my family, basketball and the city of Chicago.”
This shoe drops October 4.
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