Throughout the past decade no position in basketball has evolved more than the point guard position. Gone are the days PGs only played below the rim. In 2008, a rare player entered the NBA and changed the position forever. His name was
Jerryd Bayless Derrick Rose. Say what you want to say, D. Rose is without a doubt one of the most special players in the game today. He is the poster child of ultra athletic point guards that have become a fixture in the NBA, along with guys like Russell Westbrook and John Wall. Built on explosiveness and God-given quickness, he is the perfect guy to build a sneaker around.
In the NBA only a few guys are granted the opportunity to own a signature shoe. The typical names such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant are some of the most notable but Rose has successfully put out five signature kicks under the adidas brand.
Behind every successful signature line there is a narrative that influences the design of the shoes. It is like a movie that keeps pumping sequels. There is always more to the story we don’t know. The release of the D Rose 5 Boost continues the legacy of his playing style with homage to his roots growing up in Chicago. He has already debuted a lineup that includes “Home,” “Away,” “Alternate,” and “Brenda” colorways and this Thursday at Champ Sports, he is dropping the black/white colorway. Make sure you definitely pick these up. In honor of the release, here are 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Derrick Rose’s Sneakers.
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