Yahoo sports reports the deal could be worth as much as 200 million with incentives. One of them will almost certainly be to win an NBA championship. Combined with his Bulls contract extension, Derrick Rose has banked 280 million in guaranteed money this year.
It's interesting that the biggest stars sign these massive deals which can mean more to them than the money they're getting from their teams. It will be interesting to see if Rose can ever extend his influence into mainstream America like Michael Jordan who became the key pitchman for so many companies.
Rose has other endorsement deals, but he doesn't [yet anyway] have Michael Jordan's camera presence to cross over into selling products not directly related to his sport. That said, at some point, you also wonder when enough is enough for these guys.
Derrick will likely make an average of 35+ million per season over his career between just Adidas and his NBA contract, when you make that much money is it worth it to take the time out of your life as well as becoming a corporate shill to make an extra 50 million?
At any rate, congratulations Derrick, that's a monster amount of cheddar right there. Now Rose can start riding his solid gold jet ski in his caviar pool, because he's faaaaaast.
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