Verizon Makes IndyCar Sponsorship Official UA Looks To Curry To Grow Basketball Biz Auburn's Under Armour Ties Questioned Many Brands Breaking Ads During March Madness Rickie Fowler Back Promoting Crowne Plaza Oshie Teams Up With Enterprise Rent-A-Car Kraft Not Returning As LPGA Major Sponsor NCAA Won't Allow Baylor's New Adidas Unis Dick's Sporting Goods Backs Youth Athletics Gatorade Relaunching Propel Brand
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/September 17, 2012/Marketing and Sponsorship
Adidas Adds Derrick Rose Apparel Line, Unveils New Logo With D Rose 3.0 Shoe
Published September 17, 2012
RAW EMOTION: The L.A. Times' Bill Plaschke said of Rose becoming emotional during the unveiling of his new adidas shoe, “At a moment when athletes are their most bombastic trying to sell a shoe, he’s at his most humble. You can tell this kid has the weight of a city on his shoulders” (“Around The Horn,” ESPN, 9/14). ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser said Rose’s emotional outburst was “heartwarming and it appears to be honest and real emotion.” Kornheiser: “The setting for it I could be cynical about because people were there to find out that he was selling shoes. But it’s very hard to be cynical about Derrick Rose” (“PTI,” ESPN, 9/14).