VIDEO: adidas' 'The Return of D-Rose', Episode 4 (Push) | Sharapova's Thigh

Today, on Derrick Rose's 24th birthday, adidas released the fourth episode of their terrific video documentary series about the superstar point guard's recovery from a torn ACL.

The episode is called "Push", and adidas adds, " 'Push' is inspired by Derrick’s desire to approach his recovery and his life with unmatched intensity to meet his ultimate goals – to be great and win championships."

Here's the video:


And here's the "Push" transcript:

Derrick Rose

I try to bring everything down as simple as possible.

When I’m working out I always say if it’s painful, see how long you can go through it because a normal person would stop right when they feel pain. I try to see how long I can go through it because I try to make myself different than other people.

I'm good right now I started running - that was my first time running. And I’m just trying to get healthy – that’s my biggest thing get my body together, rebuilding my whole body, and just have a lot of confidence in myself and see where it takes me.

Coming back to Chicago…everybody from Chicago know that you can’t be gone for too long. It seem like you be frantic to come back here. Being around my friends, family, fans – it feels good. I’m just blessed that I’m from here.

My new commercial for the Rose 3, it's a commercial where the whole concept of the commercial is me coming back. I think it’s going to, like, touch the city and touch my fans everywhere. It’s for the city of Chicago I know that she’ll love it. I’m anxious actually just to see how everybody takes it in. It felt unreal man, just walking out there shaking everybody hand it felt like an actual game.

I’m working out I’m back on the court I’m never stopping man that’s why I think me and adidas became partners. They’re trying to grow, I’m trying to grow as a player and we’re never satisfied. We’re always trying to improve. I can practice all day scrimmage with the guys or whatever but it’s not going to be the same until I step on that court again.

Always trying to do something to get further.

 Brenda Rose, Mother of Derrick Rose 

 It's the same way he did when he was in high school. After school he practiced then he went to the gym. This is what he want this is the life he choose. And if you want it you have to work hard to keep it and keep on going with it. So I believe he will come back and when he do, I’m going to be at the Bulls center cheering for my baby.

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