"My true fans, they know, man. I'm never gonna stop. I know I got my family, my friends, and the city, behind me. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for my fans. They mean a lot to me. I can't thank them enough."
In this installment, Rose says he's at peace with himself and that he is working hard and being himself for the fans. As with everything D. Rose, you can really feel the genuine, authentic, realness to him. And the final quote will leave you moved. (It's not the quote above... you should watch and hear that one from Rose himself.)
Props to adidas, Rose, and the whole movement for truly becoming a movement - one that has been inspirational to countless amounts of people like myself. While we all don't play basketball, we all have struggles that parallel what Derrick is going through that we have to persevere through and rise above. When we see and feel that there are people out there persevering as well, it creates a motivating sense of unity, like, "hey, we're all in this together!" Yup, "all in" is fitting, indeed.
#TheReturn has returned with episode 5 entitled DRIVE. Follow Derrick's journey back from a torn ACL and find out in this video what drives him. The answers are simple and admirable. Another well-done piece by adidas Basketball as seeing Derrick's progress and inner thoughts are once again fascinating.
This morning, adidas Basketball premieres their new TV commercial for their #TheReturn campaign surrounding Derrick Rose's comeback from a torn ACL, and, well, once again it's pretty epic. Chicago stayed in stunned silence as clips from TNT broadcaster Kevin Harlan and images from the moment of Rose's injury kick off the commercial. And while the reaction is a bit of a dramatization, it actually isn't too far off our personal experience at the office that day. About 30 of us were watching the announcement of the torn ACL and no one really spoke. Chilling. Rose's brother Reggie makes a cameo as well, in addition to various iconic Chicago locations where the spot was filmed. See the commercial above for yourself, a week before it premieres on televisions next week!
adidas Basketball resumes #TheReturn - their amazing documentary series in association with the Rose family to document Derrick Rose's recovery from a torn ACL. Once again, and this goes without saying, this episode entitled 'HOPE' is another inspiring one. Rose narrates footage of his training regimen and not being able to watch this year's playoffs. Watch and enjoy above and, again this goes without saying, we can't wait for the next one.
"Nobody believed in me in the beginning. Me, my friends, my city, and my fans. That's it. That's all I need. I wanna be great... I'm gonna be great. There's no doubt about it."
- Derrick Rose
It's hard not to be motivated after one viewing of the premiere episode of adidas Basketball's new documentary #TheReturn. The series will follow D. Rose on his road to recovery from the horrific Torn ACL he endured in the first game of last year's playoffs. I'll just let you see how it unfolds for yourself as Rose himself narrates the beginning of this journey. These rehab clips though, plus quoteables like the one above... yeah.. he'll be back. And it's going to be so uplifting!
OK, now I'm ready to take on the day. adidas Basketball just started the launch of their new #TheReturn campaign centered around Derrick Rose and his recovery from the tragic torn ACL injury that ended our playoff run and will sideline Rose into much of the next season (and perhaps all of it).
Needless to say though, this epic mix of visuals of Rose's rehabbing with words like Belief, Hope, Focus, Push and Drive are quite the motivator, no? I believe we'll be seeing a Derrick Rose back on the court 100% and better than ever when the time is right.