UPDATED: D-Rose kicks off European Tour

UPDATED: D-Rose kicks off European Tour
July 8, 2013, 8:45 pm
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Derrick Rose began his European Tour by visiting the Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany this past week. 

While there, the former league-MVP met with several executives, toured the headquarters and played basketball and ping-pong with employees. 

Rose then traveled to Milan, Italy on July 5-6, where he surprised players at a local court and met with fans. 

The "D. Rose Tour" will continue through July 15. The Bulls' superstar is scheduled to make stops in Serbia, Croatia, England, France and Spain while in Europe. In September, he'll embark on a thirteen-day tour of Asia. The tour will then finish in late-September with an event in Chicago. 

People attending the tours will have access to Derrick through basketball demonstrations and games, in-store appearances, social media events, and contests. 

Here's a few pictures courtesy of Adidas from Rose's European tour:


Rose checked Serbia off the list this week judging a slam-dunk contest and taking on the winner of the 3-point contest. He also held a press conference accompanied by Serbian-born NBA player, Žarko Paspalj.

It gets even more exciting for D-Rose fans following him in Europe, it was announced in a press release that those attending the tours will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Rose and have unique access to him through exclusive events like basketball demonstrations and games, contests, in-store appearances, social media and more.

After Rose raps up his European tour, he will begin an Asian tour on September 4th that will include visits to Tokyo, Japan; Manila, Philippines and Beijing, Wuhan, Shenzhen and Hangzhou, China.

After the tour in Asia he will end the tour will an event in Chicago before getting ready for the upcoming season.

Sara Vallone contributed to this article.