The MVP came to visit his hometown Chicago for the Derrick RoseadiZero 2.0 event that took over the city. The day kicked off at the Adidas - Water Tower, where Rose met with hundreds of fans who were waiting for him to arrive since 6 A.M. Little did Rose know, he had hundreds more on stand-by at the State Street Foot Locker.
This event was nothing like I have ever seen before. The first 150 fans at each location were given wristbands to take a picture with the MVP, but it wasn't just any picture - Adidas designed a gladiator style back drop, with "Drose 2 - Designed for the MVP" printed across the bottom. Not only did fans get to take a picture, they received free, printed copies to take home.
Following the meet and greets, was a three-on-three tournament at a secret location. For those who were not following the Adidas-Rose Facebook Campaign, clues have been released all week for fans to guess where Rose would be. The fans who figured out the password, and arrived to the location, were given the chance to play in the tournament.
Check out the full video recap, and interview where Rose discusses his new shoe, the event, his favorite part about traveling overseas, and much more.
Yesterday, Maks, Tibs, and I spent the afternoon at Joy of the Game in Deerfield, IL with Chicago Bulls all-star, Derrick Rose! This was Rose’s second annual summer camp where he helped teach kids the fundamentals of basketball as they scrimmaged, played Knock-Out, and more. Rose would walk around all of the courts and provide tips to the young kids, help run drills, and even play in their games!
Check out our interview where Rose first tells us about the daily routines of the camp. We talk more basketball as Rose shares what things he has learned by recently training on Team USA and how he will be applying the mindset for the upcoming season with the Bulls. Of course, we had to ask Derrick Rose who some of his favorite artists are to listen to during workouts and what pumps him up before a game! Who might they be??
And oh yes, he also shared how it felt to lose to one of his campers in a game of Knock-Out! We captured the game in the beginning of the video, appropriately set to Kanye West’s “Power”! Special thanks to D-Rose, who is a real cool and humble person to talk with, and we look forward to him leading the BULLS this season and beyond!