DERRICK ROSE BROUGHT TO TEARS AT UNVEILING OF HIS NEW SNEAKER
Derrick Rose carries an authenticity with him everywhere he goes that embodies a true desire to bring his team, his city, and his fans to victory. That truth is one of the reasons that he is so loved in Chicago, and also a large part of the success of his line of sneakers with adidas. For the unveiling of his newest shoe, a press conference was held where a video showing his injury in the playoffs last year and subsequent rehabilitation brought the star to tear - not the first time such a thing has happened.
Rose eventually drew the strength to speak on his emotions after hanging his head low and crying for some time. LA times reports:
“It’s truly a blessing with all the stuff that is going on in the city,” said Rose, who starred at Englewood High in South Chicago and spent one college season at Memphis before becoming the No. 1 draft pick in 2008. “A kid from Englewood’s got something positive going on. That makes me feel so good. … To have my true fans, that means a lot to me, and I know it means a lot to my family.”