• Derrick Rose
  • Derrick Rose

Today in NBA Sneaker History: Derrick Rose Shines as a Rookie in Pre-Signature adidas

One of the biggest stories of the NBA season thus far has been the return of Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose. After tearing his ACL in April of 2012, Rose was sidelined for the entire 2012-13 NBA season. Now, the resilient guard is back in action, although there’s been somewhat of an adjustment period for Rose. The Bulls have improved to 6-3, but Rose’s field goal percentage is an uncharacteristic .344. Tonight, the Bulls travel to the Pepsi Center for a game against the 4-6 Denver Nuggets. Chicago has won their last five games, while Denver’s dropped two in a row, so this will be a perfect night for Derrick Rose to step up and take over.

On November 21, 2008, Derrick Rose was an NBA rookie, but he was having one of the best months of anyone in the league. The Bulls traveled out west to take on the Golden State Warriors, resulting in a neck-and-neck game that Chicago was able to run away with in the end. Larry Hughes led the Bulls in scoring with 26, but Derrick Rose played tremendously, shooting .632 for 25 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. After trailing through each quarter of play, Chicago outscored Golden State 30-23 in the fourth quarter to win 115-110.

The partnership between adidas and Derrick Rose has proved to be a major success and one of the brand’s longest running signature basketball lines. Even before his signature models, Rose endorsed the Three Stripes by wearing a variety of styles throughout his early days. During this late November performance against Golden State, Rose wore the adidas TS Creator, a model known for its Torsion System stability and ankle padding.

RELATED: Breaking Down Every Derrick Rose Signature Shoe with adidas
RELATED:
Today in NBA Sneaker History: Rookie Derrick Rose Has Career-High in the adidas TS Creator

  • Nene33

    These were awesome looking Rookie-shoes.