The point guard was asked about the support of his fans after the crowd at the unveiling of his Adidas shoes and apparel line was shown a video of his knee injury and clips of his rehabilitation, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
"It's truly a blessing with all the stuff that is going on in the city," Rose said through his tears. "A kid from Englewood's got something positive going on. That makes me feel so good. ... To have my true fans, that means a lot to me, and I know it means a lot to my family."
Rose, who received surgery for his torn ACL May 12, said his recovery is going well, ESPN reported.
"My recovery has been good, where (I'm) rehabbing every day, five times out of the week," Rose said. "On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I do lower and upper body and bike workout. I'm starting to shoot now, I started to jump a little while ago, like a couple of days ago, where I'm still improving every week. My leg does get sore sometimes, but I'm able to fight through it, but my trainers and the people that have been working on me have been making sure that I've been doing a great job. ... I've been good."