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A First Look at the adidas D Rose 6

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Among the list of high-profile names confirmed to attend USA Basketball's minicamp in Las Vegas next week, former MVP Derrick Rose is a conspicuous absence. His decision to opt out effectively means Rose won't be participating in next summer's games at the Rio Olympics, notwithstanding he's long expressed a desire to win Olympic gold. Chicago Bulls fans, meanwhile, can view Rose's decision in a positive light, as it reflects the 26-year-old's commitment to regaining his old form. (And with Jimmy Butler choosing to stay with the team, the Bulls are among the biggest threats to Cleveland for supremacy in the East). Rose showed flashes of brilliance last season, but the rust in his game was evident, as was his subpar confidence level. He'll get better, and for the Bulls' upcoming campaign, Derrick will be sporting the adidas D Rose 6, officially unveiled by the Three Stripes in the accompanying image. Equipped with full-length Boost cushioning, the shoe is set to launch in the fall. We'll have all the details in the very near future.