Making the case.
It’s simple. Derrick Rose wants this year’s NBA MVP Award.
The Bulls point guard has averaged 24.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1 steal through 53 games, leading the Bulls to a 38-16 record. That’s first in the Central, third overall in the East. All while missing Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah for long periods of the season.
And if the personal stats, team wins, big shots and steady leadership haven’t convinced you, Rose made sure to send you into All-Star Weekend with another impressive performance to mull. With the Spurs and their league-best record visiting Chicago last night, Rose notched 42 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 block to help the Bulls taste victory for the 4th straight game, 109-99.
It’s no stretch to believe that the folks at adidas are giddy. Rose is making his MVP case in the adidas adiZero Rose, each game seemingly adding to the shoe’s aura and appeal. But we’ve probably seen the Bulls-themed adi-Rose on its namesake’s feet for the last time in the regular season. It’s All-Star Weekend now, the designated time to transition to the adiZero Rose 1.5 – right after a 24-minute last flirt with the Rose 1. Which pretty much means that the folks at adidas are still giddy.
(If you haven’t already, make sure to read our adidas adiZero Rose Performace Review for an in-depth look at the shoe behind, eh, underneath Rose’s success.)
The night’s kicks summary – Spurs/Bulls and Mavericks/Suns – ahead in NBA Kicks…