There are a handful of factors involved in why Derrick Rose‘s star hasn’t risen over the past two years. You probably know about all of them. But there’s really only one factor involved in bringing the Chicago point guard back to his rightful place among the game’s hierarchy: He just has to win.
Winning cures just about everything in sports and for a team and city starving for a championship, that might not be any more relevant than when you’re talking about Rose’s legacy. So far this year, Chicago is slowing coming into form, currently fighting for homecourt advantage in the first round of an improved Eastern Conference. It’s much of the same for Rose. While his critics are quick to point out he’s not the same MVP-caliber player, don’t overlook his steady improvement. His points-per-game average has risen each month. In January, he averaged just over 20 points per game. His assists are on a similar trajectory and Rose even managed to shoot nearly 40 percent from three-point range for most of the month. He’s coming.
With that being said, it’s a good thing his signature sneaker line with adidas has never wavered. Because of the presence of the ridiculous Boost technology, the D Rose 5 might be the best silhouette yet and some of the colorways have been downright awesome.
Tomorrow, a new colorway of the sneaker is dropping at Champs Sports, one that is inspired by Rose’s mother, Brenda. In anticipation of that, today we’re Ranking the Best adidas D Rose 5 Boost Colorways.
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