With training camp just a few weeks away, Derrick Rose is on the tailend of his second shoe promotional tour this offseason; this time in Asia. The two-week tour kicked off with stops in Japan, Beijing, China.
The summer has been a busy one for Rose after missing all of last season while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery the previous offseason. He has spent most of the offseason working out at the Berto Center and in with trainer Rob McClanaghan in Los Angeles. This, in between his first promotional shoe tour last month.
Rose has said he’s ‘100 percent’ and according to the Tribune, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has stated that he doesn’t envision “big limitations” on the point guard once training camp gets under way later this month and once the preseason begins.
In Japan, Rose gave a basketball skills clinic to over 100 fans in Sendai. The following day, he participated in a basketball event at Roppongi Hills Oyane Plaza where over 8,000 fans watched Rose play against a series of 100 Japanese defenders including fans, Japanese professional basketball players and sumo wrestlers.
Rose then visited Beijing, China where hundreds of fans gathered at the adidas Store to watch 50 lucky fans participate in “Jump with D Rose,” where they had the opportunity to win a pair of D Rose 773 II shoes by jumping to retrieve them off a high shelf. On his second day in Beijing, Rose participated in basketball contests and table tennis matches with media and fans.
Inspired by the exciting and attacking on-court play and smooth, understated off-court style of Derrick Rose, fans attending the tours will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and have unique access to Derrick through a multitude of premium, exclusive events including basketball demonstrations and games, contests, in-store appearances, social media and more.
The tour continues through September 16 with additional stops throughout China, Hong Kong and Manila. The tour will culminate with an event in Chicago, where Derrick will connect with fans in his hometown before beginning the NBA season.