VIDEO: adidas presents 'The Return of D-Rose', Episode 1 (Belief) | Sharapova's Thigh

You may be aware that I'm a diehard Bulls fan, and that means of course a diehard Derrick Rose fan. So, watching the 22-year-old superstar go down with a torn ACL in the Bulls' first playoff game (and with just a couple minutes left in a blowout win) was rough. It still makes me sick to even think about it, but as a Cubs fan I'm used to this feeling.

But enough of that. The 2010-2011 NBA MVP is going hard with the knee rehab, and if all goes well, could return to playing games in February or March of 2013. And adidas is doing an awesome video documentary series titled The Return of D-Rose (#TheReturn), to follow his dedicated comeback from the injury.

The first episode, "Belief", was released today. Here's adidas' YouTube description of the video:

The Return of D Rose has begun. What's inside him, can't be stopped. See his Belief in himself, family, team and fans. Join his rise. all in for D Rose.

And the video:

Great, great stuff. I'm excited for the rest of the series, and will make sure to post all of the episodes on here.

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