Derrick Rose, the only player capable of dispossessing LeBron James from an MVP for five years (between 2009 and 2013), is still a player with a large fan base. The base and former MVP signed his continuity in Minnesota last July for (only) the minimum salary that credits his veteran status. Just over 2 million for his nominal coffers, which make him one of the many salary underappreciation in the NBA. His days as a star are over, he is 30 years old, but where he is still one of the leaders of the competition is in sneakers. Rose has one of the top 5 sneaker deals in the NBA.
And why does Derrick Rose still have such a pull if more than five years ago he no longer competes as one of the best in the league? As Nick De Paula (ESPN) explains in an article, the popularity of the Wolves’ base continues to be skyrocketing in China, one of the global giants in the purchase of athletic footwear.
His contract is with Adidas – only behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and James Harden. Current superstars … and Rose, whose dominance of the game is already reduced to scrapping residual from the bench. Although his hype in the United States experienced the same depression as his performance after the injuries, in China it has remained at historic highs. Up to 70 percent of the total sales of models that carry Rose’s personal brand come from China.
Out here in Xi’an! pic.twitter.com/JutOCM0NF7
— Derrick Rose (@drose) August 8, 2018