The Return of DRose campaign continues this week with episode 3 dubbed “Focus”. Last Thursday, adidas and Derrick Rose officially launched the D Rose signature collection in Chicago, where Derrick spoke emotionally about the importance of fans helping to drive his return. adidas rewarded one of those fans, Chicago native Ahmad Harb, age 13, for joining #TheReturn and supporting Derrick passionately on Facebook and Twitter, with an opportunity to meet him and receive one of the first pairs of the D Rose 3 signature shoe. In this Video, D Rose shares his innermost thoughts on the hard work that brought him to the league, and the struggles he’s faced being away from the basketball court during his recovery. “Focus” is inspired by Derrick’s conviction that hard work and passion will help him achieve his ultimate goals – to be great and win championships.

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