Hoping to be known as the next "Thrilla in Manila," Derrick Rose is headed back to Manila for a three-day visit as part of his D Rose Tour.
After visiting the Philippines' capital city during the 2011 NBA lockout season, Rose is set to head back as part of the Adidas summer tours campaign that feature the Bulls point guard and other NBA stars. Rose will join the likes of Dwight Howard, John Wall, Ricky Rubio and others in promoting the latest gear from Adidas through connecting with global fans of the NBA.
Rose visits Manila from Sept. 14-16, during which he will be interacting with fans through basketball competitions and meet-and-greet opportunities for locals, while still promoting his social media campaigns. Regional basketball tournaments will showcase some of the best high school student basketball players from the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, with students getting the opportunity to not only meet Rose but play in front of him as well.
Adidas’ D Rose Manila Tour is part of a campaign that extends to 14 different countries and includes a total of 25 cities.