“We played Monopoly with real cash,” urban poet Shawn Carter reminisced, during his poem “I love the Dough;” a collaborative effort with the late, great fellow urban poet Christopher Wallace. The reigning MVP Derrick Rose already got his from the Chicago Bulls, the contract extension he signed in the preseason is worth $20 million a year.
However, it’s chump change compared to what Rose is going to get from Adidas.
According to a Yahoo, Rose “agreed to a 13-year deal to stay with Adidas that guarantees him $185 million. The deal includes incentives that could push the deal to more than $200 million, a source said.
Derrick signed the deal in Orlando yesterday, as he prepares to start for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game tonight. Singer-songwriter Bret Michaels once said “every rose has its thorn.” I guess the thorn in this rose is trying to find an investment bank with enough perpetuities and annuities to invest all the money in.
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