The most valuable player in the NBA, Derrick Rose, recently signed a shoe endorsement deal with Adidas that is worth upwards of $200 million. Derrick Rose was in Orlando for the All Star game when he signed the 13-year deal, that guarantees him $185 million and $200-$250 million with incentives.
The new endorsement deal with Adidas came just three months after Derrick Rose agreed to a five-year, $94 million extension with the Chicago Bulls in December 2011. Derrick Rose has averaged pretty good numbers in 25 games this season, with 21.8 PPG and 7.7 APG. Only time will tell if he can climb back to the top of the scoring charts this season, but for now, he’s enjoying sitting on green like a Celtics fan.
Of course, I don’t think Derrick Rose deserves all that cash from Adidas, because not even Messi has a deal with Adidas worth that much, and he’s won the Ballon d’Or three times in a row. Derrick Rose has been in the league only four years, has never won a championship ring, and owns the largest shoe contract in the history of the NBA. Then again, Derrick Rose is the youngest player to be voted NBA MVP, which means he has a lot of time to prove that he is worth all the $200 million and more.