Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Adidas Basketball have formed a powerful partnership. Born from their partnership were the #TheReturn Videos. Adidas has created a series of mini-documentaries that has detailed Rose’s rehab from a torn ACL injury.
Adidas offered exclusive access to Rose’s workouts. If you were wondering what type of workout is required to repair ligament damage, Rose shows us. From the weights that he has to lift to the running and planting, it is all rigorous. We can see the pain on his face. His road back has been a difficult one.
Fans were not only able to view highlights of his rehab, but each video introduced the intimate side of Rose.
Rose rarely speaks. When he does speak, his words are sincere and carefully chosen. Hearing Rose speak during #TheReturn, you get a sense of his vulnerability and his determination to get better.
After viewing the #TheReturn compilation several times, the videos became better. They are great videos, but I saw something new each time I watched them.
Ranking each video was tough but I will start here…
Each video was taken from the AdidasBasketball page on YouTube.com