You’d be hard-pressed to find another professional athlete who has experienced a more high-profile rise-and-fall over the last decade than Derrick Rose. The former No. 1 overall pick went from being the youngest MVP in NBA history—who led his hometown team, the Bulls, to the Conference Finals at the age of just 22— to becoming a reserve for the Cavaliers who occasionally skips out on his team midseason without much explanation. The main culprit behind this transformation for the worse was a string of injuries that hampered Rose’s ability to stay on the court. But according to a pretty shocking new Sports Illustrated report, Rose’s fall from grace hasn’t hurt his pocketbook much, as it appears as though he has continued to rake in a ridiculous amount of money from Adidas despite his lack of production in recent seasons.
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