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Tuesday, October 27

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Bulls Wed Oct 20 2010

Shoe Porn: Derrick Rose's Hot New adiZero

Derrick Rose is good at basketball. His shot selection still needs some work (too many long two-pointers) and we're all praying that Tom Thibodeau installs some sort of microchip in young Derrick's cranium to get him to even believe in the tenet of defense on the hardwood. Still, the dude can ball. He dunks, he makes defenses poop their pants and he's got some boss hawg new shoes from adidas. I'm not a huge hoops sneaker guy, but I know what I like and I like these. Slick design for a mere $100.00? Not bad, "die Marke mit den drei Streifen.*"

Anyway, it's a simple equation, folks: cool shoes + superstar NBA player/funny Asian gangsta from "The Hangover" = excellent branding. (H/T @ Trey and Tas and Skeets of TBJ, watch it, know it, love it, people)

*Oh yeah, Tailgate knows German.

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