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Video: NBA MVP Derrick Rose Plays a Pickup Game With Fans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC8GgTRf8eE&feature=player_embedded

The NBA lockout is forcing players to find new ways to enjoy basketball.  Some play in charity games while others go overseas.  The reigning MVP of the league, Derrick Rose, has a different idea.  He plays pickup games with fans.

Yes, that’s right.  In order to promote the release of his new shoe, the adiRose 2, Rose held a contest to determine a select group of people to play a pickup game with him.  The event was well-received and it looked like everyone was having fun.  Rose certainly put on a show, even when it’s clear he’s not trying.

I am extremely jealous of the people who got to play with Rose.  Even if he would break my ankles nine different ways, it would still be a great experience.

Thanks to NBC Sports for the story.