If you were given the chance to listen to any player in the NBA talk for a while, there are very few that could offer the insight that Derrick Rose could. After a series of injuries that robbed the youngest MVP in NBA history of his prime years — and largely took away the explosive athleticism that made him such a force to be reckoned with — he completely reinvented himself as a player and has forged a successful 14-year career in the NBA. Later this month, Derrick Rose is flying to Australia to tell you all about how he did it.
At his peak, D Rose was one of the most unbelievable things we’ve ever seen on a basketball court. His sheer skill and athleticism, combined with a tenacity that we’ve seen in all of the game’s greatest players, made him an icon from the moment he first stepped onto an NBA court. The 6’3″ guard was regularly known to posterise your favourite player, and do so with the most deadpan expression on his face.
You’ll get to hear the entire story of the Chicago kid that was drafted by the Bulls with the first overall pick in 2008. The highs, the lows, and everything in between. Live entertainment company 24 Calibre has announced that “Derrick Rose, Live” will see the man himself bring his unique candour and perspective to an exclusive speaking event series, as well as basketball camps across Melbourne and Sydney.
This is the first time Derrick Rose has ever visited Australia, so the demand for these events will likely be high. Hit the link below to secure your place at any of the following dates.
Derrick Rose, Live — Australia Tour Dates
- Melbourne (The Timber Yard): August 25
- Sydney (Darling Harbour Theatre): August 27
- Melbourne (Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre): August 26
- Sydney (Sydney Wolves Stadium): August 27