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Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 12:53 pm  |  37 responses

The Return of DRose, Episode 5: ‘Drive’ (VIDEO)

Where does Derrick Rose’s motivation come from?

Winning Championships. The possibility of missing the entire ’12-13 season. Making his family and the city of Chicago proud… This episode of #TheReturn tackles the most poignant topic yet as Derrick recovers from knee surgery—what pushes him to come back stronger than ever. It’s another must-watch!

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  • James The Balla

    Hope he comes back like a beast. Like what I did when I tore my ACL.

  • BRAVO

    man this is really inspiring. Every time I see a video of D.rose coming back from an injury it pushes me

  • danpowers

    honestly these clips are quite disgusting. at least from a grown man’s perspective

  • bike

    Please. Enough already.

  • Juicy

    Haters gon hate but DRose is that dude, and this series by adidas is dope. Much love

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    If you didn’t like it after watching the first one or two, why keep watching it and complaining about it? Rose’s fans love it. That’s the target audience.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    Dont see how ppl can wish anything but the best for this dude…

  • JR

    How so?

  • danpowers

    this is all over the media. i mean ok, the kids among his fans have to love it but to me thats just some disgusting mtv type of phony stuff. id rather have an interesting article here its preseason so there is enough real stuff to write about.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    DRose coming back from injury isn’t “real stuff”? There is a lot of interest in the basketball world when a top 5 player who is just 24 yrs old is coming back from major surgery. The documentary series gets 500,000 plus views. Plenty of comments from Rose fans. It’s not just kids. It’s nowhere near anything MTV airs. SLAM would be irresponsible to not put up this video. Even if he wasn’t signed to a huge deal with them, Adidas would be out of their minds to not keep up with Rose even though he’s not playing because there are a lot of people who are interested in following his progress. You would have a better argument if it was the regular season and there were games happening that mattered. But it’s the preseason. Nothing’s happening until 2 weeks from now when the games matter. And even then, people will still want to follow Rose as they watch the Bulls play without him.

  • j

    hater keep on hating

  • danpowers

    dont be phony. criticism aint hate. im actually a rose fan. just not a fan of hype.

  • danpowers

    one of these adidas clips is understandable to me saying “dont stop buying our rose products, the kid is going to be back” but making a series out of it like some mtv trash? come on man! many players bounced back from severe injuries without a circus like that. some coverage about it is ok but this stuff is taking it too far. smh

  • j

    no criticism means you have something constructive to add. your opinion adds nothing.

  • danpowers

    you call it a documentary? come on. thats jus advertising from adidas for not letting the value of their product slide because they dont want to lose money on their investment. we didnt see that b4 in that form about anybody else who bounced back. injury updates and interviews from time to time are enough. but having this crap all around? come on

  • j

    you also call this hype? when have we as fans have been given anything into a recovery of a player that was almost career ending. these small episodes are a privilege. you should check your own negativity man. leave it at the door.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    When’s the last time a guy like D-Rose had a serious injury like this? Imagine if LeBron had torn his ACL during his 4th year in Cleveland while trying to carry his hometown’s franchise (Akron is close enough to Cleveland) by himself much like Rose is trying to do now. Do you seriously believe that Nike would forget about him and not follow his progress back to being the player he once was? Injury updates and interviews are enough for the casual fan, but for Bulls fans or Rose fans, they need more. Adidas knew this and that’s why they had this idea. It was/is a great idea evidenced by the views it gets and the love Rose gets from fans on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Those who dislike it appear to be highly outnumbered by those who love it.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    When is the last time a guy won an MVP and then tore his ACL or had another major injury the next season? LeBron, Kobe, Dirk, Duncan, KG, Jordan, none of them had major injuries. This is new. So for you to say that many players bounced back from severe injuries without a “circus”, not too many players with MVP awards before they reach their prime have had an injury like this.

  • danpowers

    do you really think this would be any different if he hadnt won an mvp (james and howard got robbed that year anyway, period! ;) ) award? its also tough to compare to others as the media coverage wasnt broad as it is today when robinson, jordan or shaq went down. but its kind of comparable when you take arenas’ example. he messed his come back up tho but his blogs and the news about it were less pushy and of more substance imo.
    i think this whole thing is just a matter of taste weather you see it as news coverage or as a circus.

  • danpowers

    what do these clips ecactly tell you? his injury is severe, he wants to come back real bad and does everything he can to recover. the first clip already expressed that. his first interview about it said that. these clips differ in absolutely nothing from each other (watched the first two and this one, maybe 3 and 4 are any different lol) and they tell you nothing new. its just about keeping him present and pushing their (adidas) product.

  • danpowers

    asking the media to spare us with empty video clips (one or two were ok but to this extent? come on man) and better come up with information instead is not constructive?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    heres one dude that i really want to see win a championship

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    The reason he’s now a top 5 player and has so many fans is mainly because of that MVP season. If he did not have that great season, he wouldn’t warrant the kind of attention he gets. Robinson, Jordan and Shaq didn’t have a major injury/surgery like Rose had so how the media coverage was then compared to now is irrelevant here. Gilbert Arenas wasn’t Derrick Rose. He was a great scorer at one point, but he wasn’t the player Rose is, never had the kind of team that Rose had and he definitely didn’t have the fanbase that Rose has. These Rose videos aren’t pushy at all. Pushy would mean that they are forcing someone to watch. People have the choice to either watch or not. It’s not news coverage. It’s not trying to be news coverage. It’s presenting Rose’s fans with an opportunity to see their favorite player in a behind the scenes way that they have never seen him in before. If it was an ESPN show, then you could maybe call it a circus. It’s just YouTube.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    You are free to not watch. You chose to watch. You chose to click on this post and comment. No one forced you to do so. Not Adidas, not SLAM, not Derrick Rose, not the media. If you’re sick of it, you’re free to stop watching. You’re free to not click on the post SLAM will put up when Episode 6 comes out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Your gonna use Gilbert Arenas as an example??? Because of that gun incident his comeback was a disaster!!

  • danpowers

    sorry but blah blah. compara arena’s stats and the thrilling series he played with the wizards and the hibashi hype to rose. dont see much of a difference. rose hat the better team n coach but both were equally good and equally pushed by the media. sure people love him because he played great and he earned his adidas contract. robinson’s injury was as severe as rose’s at least he missed a whole year, thats how the spurs got duncan. shaq didnt have an injury THAT hard but was even more the centre of public attraction and had some tough injuries as well. if you like that stuff then go ahead and be happy about it, to me it stays just some phony stuff thats been taken a bit too far to an extent that it goes on my neves.

  • danpowers

    before the gun incident he returned too early from his knee injury which was why he got hurt again. back then there was also a lot of media coverage about it, but not with this kind of clips for kids.

  • danpowers

    now i am. in the beginning there were big advertisings here on slam that sometimes rolled over articles and that sh* popped up anytime i came online here. thats why i got p**d off by it. im also free to post my oppinion in here which i did. this convo just slowly starts to become a bit too long ^^

  • montay

    This is really inspiring.

    NOT!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    maybe cuz no twitter or fb?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    i meant that as in the internet in general is a lot bigger….more advertising oppurtunity…whatever I love DROSE so I really enjoy watching these

  • danpowers

    well, there was facebook already as far as i remember. he also wrote some online blog back then which was very entertaining and interesting. well, twitter is not for me. been there for a couple of months and even if id check on there now id still have to wait for just one reasonable “tweet”-just masses of cryptic stuff. i enjoy reading twitter-”highlights” in here from time to time tho.
    to put a long story short, you guys enjoy it, i dont. we shouldnt make too much of a long debate out of it.

  • danpowers

    well, there was facebook already as far as i remember. he also wrote some online blog back then which was very entertaining and interesting. well, twitter is not for me. been there for a couple of months and even if id check on there now id still have to wait for just one reasonable “tweet”-just masses of cryptic stuff. i enjoy reading twitter-”highlights” in here from time to time tho.
    to put a long story short, you guys enjoy it, i dont. we shouldnt make too much of a long debate out of it.

  • shutup

    Jordan broke his foot early in his career, other than that I agree with your sentiment. Except for the excessive D.Rose advertisements on each page, I count 5 on this page alone 3 on the right sidebar, in the background and then the header, I don’t have a problem with these articles.

  • bigA

    Dude, stop arguing life.

  • macaroni

    Grant hill!!

  • DeeDaw

    Why do some of you continuously click on the link to watch this “crap” and then proceed to complain about how crappy it is?

    Get your life.

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