Adidas Still Paying Derrick Rose An Astounding Amount Of Money And Will Be For Many More Years
In the 2010-2011 NBA season, Derrick Rose was an absolute monster. Rose played in 81 games, averaged 25 points per game, dished out 7.7 assists per game, and a steal a game. It was only Rose’s third year in the Association, yet he carried the Chicago Bulls to a 62-20 record and took them to the Eastern Conference Finals where he averaged 27.1 PPG in the playoffs. Rose won the Rookie of the Year in the 2008-2009 season and at 22-years-old he took home the hardware for the NBA MVP in the 2010-2011 season, becoming the youngest player to ever win the award. Rose’s future looked spectacular and he was poised to be an all-time NBA great. Adidas saw the massive potential of signing the seemingly unstoppable star to a gigantic endorsement deal. Then the injuries happened. And kept happening.
In the 2012 NBA Playoffs, Rose tore his ACL in his left knee. Rose missed the rest of the playoffs as well as the entire 2012-2013 season. On November 22, 2013, Rose tore his right knee meniscus during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers and subsequently missed the rest of the 2013-2014 season. On February 24, 2015, Rose had a medial meniscus tear of the right knee. Rose missed 20 games. Rose has never played more than 66 games since 2011 and lost his unbelievable explosiveness. Despite now being a role player, Adidas is still paying Rose like he is one of the superstars of the NBA.