March 2, 2012 BY John Kim
LeBron James, despite the villainous picture painted around him since ‘The Decision’, was always a playful character with his teammates, particularly with the Cleveland Cavaliers – the motley crew of rookies and old veterans that rose to prominence on LeBron’s soldiers. It was during that era of his career that a Chicago Bull had choice words for LeBron when he was dancing joyously on the sidelines like nobody was watching, and ever since, the Bulls and LeBron have always had a competitive, and perhaps personal, rivalry. More recently, Derrick Rose stared blankly and unentertained at LeBron during the announcements of the Eastern All-Star starters, noting that there was a ‘time and place’ for dancing and the All-Star podium was not one of them. Some have reacted to Rose’s words with a ‘Why so serious?’ response, but that’s expected of Rose, who might take the game more seriously than any other player does.
The upcoming adidas adiZero 773 is the perfect display of Rose’s territorial pride and seriousness in the game, as the 773 zip-code represents Rose’s current place of residence. Rose also headlines the battle between adidas Basketball and Nike Basketball, and with the recent $250 million contract setting the bar for athlete endorsements worldwide, some may say that Rose has the upper hand – for now. The adiZero 773 is set for a release later this year, with this Grey/Black colorway likely to fall into the Fall/Holiday product release line, so take a look at the detailed gallery below and let us know what you think of the new colorways. via hoopchina