adidas Basketball Presents The Return of Derrick Rose Episode 2 - HOPE

words // Brandon Richard

"It’s just a blessing. A real blessing to see that this injury can’t stop me."

Today, adidas released the second installment of "The Return of Derrick Rose," an episodic look into the offseason recovery and road back to the NBA for the 2010-2011 MVP. In Part 2, entitled "Hope," D-Rose speaks on observing last season's playoffs as a spectator and how it motivated him to begin intense workouts to build his core and strengthen his body. There's also a behind-the-scenes look at Derrick spending time with friends and family.

As a bonus, adidas added some of the inspirational quotes submitted by fans using hash tag #thereturn at twitter.com/adidasHoops and facebook.com/adidasbasketball. That's something we'll see continue, so send your message to D-Rose today.