"Rose has a very literal name. It’s a beautiful name, but we needed to incorporate it into his style of play. With those hard, sharp edges, we want to make sure that emulated the style."
"The petals stand for his brothers: Reggie, Allan and Dwayne. Those are the guys that have been his rock and been his support system since Day 1—the guys that taught him how to play. They say his style of play is reflective of the three styles of play of his brothers."
"I think for all of us involved—whether it was Derrick and his family, or myself, Lawrence and Jack—we wanted to make sure it was going to be something that 5-10 years from now, we could rewind and say it’s as dope as it is today as it was that back in the day. We constantly ask ourselves the same questions: Does it hold the value? Does it uphold what this stands for? Is it honest? Is it true? Is it premium? Is it going to make a difference when the kid puts it on? Is he going to feel instant status and credibility from putting the hat on?"
"The 1 in the middle represents his mom, Brenda, and also his uniform number. The 3 brothers are around him for support. The rough edges really represent his upbringing playing in Murray Park. It’s not easy to play there. There are no fouls called. So it represents the style of play played there, but also the style of play that he’s adopted and goes to the basket so hard."