Video: Derrick Rose- 'The Dark Knight Rises' mash-up

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

There are a lot of YouTube video mash-ups. So many we can't really keep track. But this one caught my eye. Derrick Rose's return, chronicled in a series of shoe-shlocking videos designed to paint Rose as the hero overcoming adversity provided you buy his new kicks, is the stuff of high drama. So someone mashed foootage of his injury, rehab and eventual return with the audio from the trailer to "The Dark Knight Rises."

The use of LeBron James as the villain in this context is pretty brilliant, even if James wasn't the one to "break" Rose. Using Andre Iguodala or Spencer Hawes doesn't have quite the same effect. And the fact that Bane protrays himself as a hero to the people coincides with James' public transformation due to his new publicist.

Additionally, there's kind of a cool parallel with the fact that Batman is driven by the death of his parents and Chicago has suffered after the retirement of Michael Jordan, with Rose standing as their "protector" of sorts.

And as Michael Levin points out, this makes Carlos Boozer Catwoman and that's just all sorts of awkward.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

August 1, 2015
NBA teams rebuilding (2:06)
July 30, 2015
How will the West play out?
July 30, 2015
State of the Mavericks
July 29, 2015
2017 NBA Draft preview


Most Popular Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.