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Aesthetically, I'm a huge fan of Derrick Rose's new Adidas Logo (h/t Lance Madden of Forbes.com). According to Madden's article, however, there's a great deal of purpose in the design, other than simply looking cool.
Via Madden's article:
Each leaf of the rose on the new logo represents Rose in a unique way. The three leaves, or rose petals, represent each of his older brothers. The No. 1 in the middle not only signifies his jersey number, but also his mother.
“The D Rose 3 Signature Collection is special to me because I worked side-by-side with Adidas on everything from materials to fit to colors to make it the best we’ve done yet,” Rose said in a statement through Adidas. “I love the new logo that calls out the most important things to me: my family, basketball and the city of Chicago.”
Clearly this design means a lot to Rose through the family values it represents, and the shoes create a happy medium for the logo itself.
Unfortunately, Rose is recovering from surgery to repair an ACL tear, and may miss the entire 2012-13 season, according to a staff report by Sporting News. So there's an outside chance the NBA community won't see these shoes in action.
Whether you're a Chicago Bulls fan or not, the possibility that Rose could miss the entire season is a negative for the NBA.
Rose won't be available for the Bulls until the end of the season (if he's available at all), but at least his signature kicks are in the running for best in the league, right? Yeah, you're right; that's not the best glass-is-half-full outlook.