Derrick Rose Introduced His New “D Rose 5 Boost”

On Saturday, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose introduced his new signature shoe, the D Rose 5 Boost to fans in Chicago.

He hosted 20 kids from local nonprofit After School Matters at the adidas store for an intimate Q&A session where he gave advice on how to pursue your dreams,  work hard and stay hungry. Rose gave each fan with their own pair of the D Rose 5 Boost, signed autographs and took photos to commemorate the moment.

Here are some photos of the event.

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Best Beards In Basketball Infographic

A big thanks to the fine folks at Wahl for sending me this fantastic infographic about the best beards in basketball.

One of my favourite stats is that in each of the past eight seasons, the league’s MVP has rocked a beard, in one form or another.

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Photos From Nike’s Americas Team Camp

Here are photos of Jay Triano (Portland TrailBlazers), Eric Hughes (Milwaukee Bucks), Jama Mahlalela (Toronto Raptors) and Bruno Caboclo (Toronto Raptors) working with campers at Nike’s Americas Team Camp.

Click on any of the pictures to see a larger, high res version.

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Bruno Cabolco dunking at Nike Team Americas Camp

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Eric Hughes working with campers at Nike’s Team Americas Camp.

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Jama Mahlalela observing a defensive drill at Nike Team Americas Camp.

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Jay Triano at Nike’s Team Americas Camp.

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Nike Team Americas Camp August 17, 2014.

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Bruno Cabolco observing a defense drill.

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Jama Mahlalela in a huddle at Nike’s Team Americas Camp.

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Jay Triano

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Bruno Cabolco