HoopsVibe's got the sneak peak at the "Return of D Rose" Documentary.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Derrick Rose will return better than ever.
April 28th, 2012 is a day Derrick Rose and Bulls fans will never forget. With only 1 minute left in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the 76ers and the Bulls leading by 12 points, Rose tore his ACL on a insignificant jumpshot.
“I remember it. I remember everything,” said Rose. “I remember jumping in the air and coming back down and just that popping sound. I felt it tear when I laid all the way out and it just let go.”
The second his ACL tore, the entire NBA playoffs changed. The Bulls were essentially out of the hunt for a ring and Rose's season was over.
Now, adidas Basketball is tracking Derrick Rose's return to the NBA with a multi-episode documentary. The documentary will reportedly give fans a behind-the-scenes look at his recovery. Something like this has never been done before, so it will be interesting to see how much access the documentary shows. We've got the trailer below. It looks to be one party documentary, one party humility, and one party inspiration. Definitely keep your eye out for the full series of episodes.
adidas Crazy Light II Release Date is upon us. Thursday May 24th.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: I've been playing in mine for a month and love these kicks.
The adizero Crazy Light 2 is officially hitting stores this today, Thursday May 24th. This shoe is also officially the lightest basketball sneaker in the world weighing only 9.5 ounces. It will be selling for $140 a pop at Foot Locker, Eastbay, and adidas.com.
Lucrative is seriously underselling it based on the figures dribbling in to us.One industry source insisted to ESPN.com this week that Rose's new shoe deal with adidas will easily crack nine figures and could legitimately approach the $250 million range -- as in $25 million annually over a 10-year span -- in what is known in the shoe game as a "lifetime" deal.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Think it's good to be Derrick Rose?
He's the point guard and franchise face for his hometown Chicago Bulls. He's the 2011 NBA MVP, and the youngest player in league history to win the award. He has avoided the trappings of fame and maintained a clean image.
And for this the Bulls recently signed him to a long-term extension for $95 million. But that's a drop in the bucket compared to the contract Rose will reportedly receive from Adidas.
The European shoe maker is set to sign Rose to contract worth $250 million. You read correctly. A quarter of a billion dollars.
Yes, it's good to be Derrick Rose.
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Goodwin had helped to turn Howard’s gregarious and good-natured way into marketing gold. He constructed an impressive platform of endorsements for Howard, including a believed $6 million-$7 million annual shoe deal with Adidas and major national campaigns with McDonald’s, T-Mobile, Vitamin Water and others. No NBA player is believed to have as many major sponsors.