Adidas D Rose 12 review

Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic on Jan 27, 2022

Expected release date: Sep 2022

Expected price: $120

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Derrick Rose started his NBA career as a celebrated athlete. He was hailed as the Rookie of the Year at the end of his debut season (2008-2009). He also won a skills challenge game during the All-Star Weekend. Only two seasons later, he become the third player to score 2000 points and 600 assists in just one season. With this achievement, he stands alongside the likes of Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

Given all that, it does not come as a surprise that he landed a lucrative deal with Adidas, and it's one that helped launch his own line of Adidas D Rose basketball shoes. This line was initially successful. Buyers were adamant to get a pair and models were sold out shortly after being released.

Unfortunately, Derrick Rose was plagued by a series of injuries that kicked him out of the court for a while. His time off the game has surely dimmed both his popularity and that of his signature shoe line.

Adidas, however, never stopped producing a new D Rose every year. By the time that the Adidas D Rose 11 hit the shelves, Derrick Rose was already back on his feet, earning points and winning games just like he did when he was just starting.

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.