He has established himself as an elite player who's extremely strong and fast, which contributes to his career average of 21 points per game. After tearing his ACL in the 2011 NBA Playoffs, Rose missed the entire 2012 season. Returning this year for his fifth NBA season, he is expected to pick up right where he left off during his 2011 MVP season and help get this Chicago team to the NBA Finals, as they are already a favorite in the Eastern Conference.
The signature line of Derrick Rose shoes includes the adidas Rose 4.0 and the adidas Rose 773 (inspired by Rose's hometown and the area code of his Chicago neighborhood), the adidas D Rose Englewood (named for the neighborhood where Rose grew up), the adidas Rose 3.5, and 3.0. All of the Derrick Rose shoes are sleek kicks tailored to Derrick's quickness and explosiveness on the court. They are designed for the player who is going to change directions on a dime, elevate off the floor quickly to grab rebounds, and accelerate on a fast break like the former MVP.
The logo on Derrick Rose shoes features three rose petals that revolve around the letter "D" and a number 1 in the center. The petal's sharp edges represent his speed and agility on the court, and each one is unique, paying homage to the creative cuts, slashes, and shots he makes on the court. The petals also symbolize the foundation that brought Derrick from the playgrounds of Englewood to pro basketball superstardom.