ORLANDO, Fla. — Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose signed a new deal with adidas Friday that should keep him in the company’s brand for the rest of his career.
“It’s a blessing, man,” Rose said before Saturday morning’s All-Star practice. “Definitely a blessing. They’ve been with me, they stuck with me from the beginning and I’m happy that I’m a part of them for the rest of my life.”
Comcast Sportsnet initially reported the story early Saturday morning, saying that according to a source, Rose’s new deal was for 14 years and $250 million. Rose has been with adidas since he entered the league and has become a major face of the company.
“It’s great, man,” Rose said. “We’ve been trying to get it out of the way for a long time. I just remember them bringing it up to me and I couldn’t really think about the amount. I’m just blessed and feel grateful right now.”
Rose has remained loyal to the company and he clearly appreciates the fact that adidas has been loyal to him.