Move over Lebron, Move over Kobe…. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls has stepped into the building and doing it big. He just signed a five-year contract extension with the Chicago Bulls worth nearly $95 million. And he’s about to get richer.
In his Weekend Dime on ESPN.com, Marc Stein drops news from “one industry source” that the point guard will soon sign a “lifetime” endorsement deal with the company worth up to $250 million.
Stein wrote, “Rose, as it was explained to me, is adidas’ only counter to Kobe Bryant in China. I’m told Rose already outsells LeBron James there.”
Which means he also clearly outsells Dwight Howard.
If this deal goes through, it will probably make Derrick Rose the highest paid shoe endorser in the NBA.