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Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

Posted on: February 25, 2012 2:41 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2012 2:53 pm
 
Derrick Rose signed a shoe deal for the GDP of a small country. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore 

CSN Chicago reported Saturday night and Yahoo confirmed that Derrick Rose has reached a new endorsement deal with Adidas for over $200 million after incentives. Yahoo says the deal is for $185 million over 13 years, with incentives that push it over, while CSN tops it at $260 million over 14

Even on the low end, that's over $14 million per year for 13 years.

Not bad for the Chicago-native.

Rose has become Adidas' signature property along with Dwight Howard. With Rose capitalizing on the MVP season last year, this deal puts him in the next tier of athletes financially. Maybe most surprising about the deal is that Rose's personality isn't infectious. While he manages to come off as humble by saying he deserves MVP consideration even before he won it and saying some un-humble things, he's lacking in charisma and his interviews, to be honest, are like watching road construction. There's some noise, and afterwards you have a result, but mostly it's just a grind.

But Rose is so good (too fast, too strong?) that it doesn't matter. And for a kid that came from his circumstances to now no longer have to worry about money for himself or his future kids or his kids' kids or their kids, that's a pretty great story.

Rose's Adidas line of adiZero is currently on version 2.5.
Comments

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:59 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

should read
buy Adidas



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

I missed the part that says you have to but Adidas, if you don't like them don't buy them, but stop the pathetic b!tching! Signing Rose is no different then paying $200 million to run 14 years of commercials but of course that wouldn't get these jealous mofos as worked up.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:42 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

You be jealous transparent GSOCHI



Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:35 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

This is a disgrace ... and the reason why America & Europe (adidas) are going to hell in a handbasket !!!!!

Did anyone read the caption under the photograph ??

Our priorities are way out of whack in this f'd up world!

Wake up sheeple - you will not be able to afford to support professional sports as you get re/underemployed at walmart ... your 'entertainment' will be watching rich little bastids riot over who gets in line first for their $300 'pair of sneakers' ...

And poorly written article aside, think our author missed by about 2 dozen generations of who should be set for life

These 'poor' mofos needed to go on strike this year, huh?

With any luck the Mayans will make this contract null & void !




Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:29 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

It's a "pretty great story that he doesn't have to worry about money given where he came from?" As a local dj says on his radio show after reading news stories like this: "and everyone else out there -- enjoy your day in your cubicle or on the unemployment line." And for all those who say "good on Rose for getting his deal," just where do you think the money comes from to pay him? It's all out of the consuming publics' pocket people! That means YOU! I totally agree with "this is some kind of messed up world we live in," for endorsement deals like this and multi-million dollar contracts for people to play a friggin' game exist in the same world as everyday hard working folks losing their homes due to "downsizing and corporate restructuring". And parasites like Trump declare bankruptcy and then buy back their shares at a fraction of the price over and over again because others like him make the laws. It's just brutal how blind and callous us humans can be.



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 7:03 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

This is some F'd up world we live in!!!



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

As a fan, I appreciate Rose's humbleness. There are a ton of other athletes who can learn a thing or two from him. And those athletes don't compare talent wise, mostly.



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:37 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

Overrated...okay dummyCool



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:12 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

That's some serious change. Rose is a great player but a little over rated in my opinion. Good for him on the deal.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:11 pm
 

Report: Rose signs new Adidas deal, $200M-plus

Good for him. The best thing about Rose is that everyone respects him. He's not rude, arrogant or big-mouthed. Just does his job well.


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