Beware Miami Heat! Derrick Rose appears to be back in full force after the Chicago Bulls superstar showcased a full repertoire of his crossover moves to outmaneuver a couple of Japanese players at the Adidas Tour on Monday.
Derrick Rose continues to be the most reliable player for the Chicago Bulls.
After spending the entire 2012-2013 season on the bench, Rose finally proved to the world that patience paid off as the Bulls All-Star guard energized the crowd with a series of killer crossovers dribbles and blinding quick footwork in the Japan Stop of his D-Rose Adidas Tour.
The 24-year old Rose made his third visit in Asia to promote his brand new kicks - the D Rose 773 team basketball shoe. The tour will take the 2011 NBA MVP across three countries (Japan, China and Philippines) and six cities (Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Beijing).
D-Rose will cap his tour late September in his hometown Chicago, where he's set to interact with his fans before he kicks off his full offseason training for his much-awaited return next season.
Filipino basketball blog Ballers Pinas first broke the news about Rose's latest act, posting a video along with his simple but downright commentary about the first sighting of D-Rose's bread and butter move after a long, long time.
"You can see the crispiness of D-Rose's patented Cross-Over. Yummy! He is finally back!," the blogger stated in awe of the Bulls star court theatrics.
Well, he's not the only one excited about Rose's potentially electrifying comeback (lots of dunk and oops), his coach, Tom Thibodeau, also spoke well about the Bulls star's developing game.
"Watching the way he's moving now, there's a confidence," Thibodeau said. "[Reporters] may not have been able to see the total work he was putting in. But he was putting in an enormous amount of work each and every day. He just never got to the explosiveness he was comfortable with. I think he's there now. He feels great, and that's the most important thing."
Manila will have a closer look at D-Rose in his three-day tour from September 14 to 16. It marked the second time he visited the Philippines, the first one happened in 2011 when he played along with other fellow NBA stars in exhibition games against Smart Gilas Pilipinas and PBA All-Star Selection.
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