Derrick Rose just wrapped up his Asia tour today after stops in China (Beijing, Wuhan, Hangzhou), Hong Kong, Japan (Sendai), and Manila.
The Chicago Bulls star played a couple of scrimmages with local pro players and celebrities, which the local media quickly spun as proof of either Rose's ability or inability to return from injury.
While Apple Daily--Hong Kong's biggest Chinese paper, perhaps better known to westerners as the parent company behind those goofy Taiwanese news animation videos--reported that Rose looked explosive and back to old form, a reporter from the South China Morning Post--the city's largest English newspaper--claims Rose "did not look like his old self," that his trademark drives were nowhere to be seen.
Do Rose's moves against pop singer Pakho Chau signify a triumphant return? Judge for yourself: