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Derrick Rose: I won't recruit LeBron James to Bulls

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10:07 AM ET 09.21 | Bulls fans fantasizing about the possibility of LeBron James coming to Chicago after his Miami Heat contract expires in 2014 should be forewarned: Derrick Rose isn't going to pick up the phone to lure King James, or any other player. "I don't recruit," Rose told rappler.com this week. "If anyone wants to play with me, I wouldn't mind playing with, it could be anybody in the NBA, but as far as recruiting, I never did or never will." Rose also talked about how difficult it was to sit out the entire season and not be able to help his teammates during the playoffs.

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September 21, 2013  10:29 AM ET

You Need More Help, Bro.

September 21, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE:

my step-mum just bought an almost new green Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe from only workin on a computer... important site..................http://ow.ly/p0Cxy

Hedo bought 2 of them by sitting on a bar stool

September 21, 2013  10:31 AM ET

The bigger question is if the phone and ringing and it's Lebron will you run to answer?

September 21, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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The bigger question is if the phone and ringing and it's Lebron will you run to answer?

He better not run or he will get injured and miss another season.

September 21, 2013  11:15 AM ET

Of course he won't. his kind are too selfish to want help. everyone has to go to them. No wonder he wimped out last year....but, only God knows, right rosie?

September 21, 2013  11:28 AM ET

If the Bulls have a lick of sense they will trade Rose the moment he appears healthy. A totally "me-first" human being who will almost certainly get hurt again.

September 21, 2013  11:33 AM ET

Not a bright thing to say DRose. Even though you are right, it makes you look bad and selfish. Now you really have to prove that you can carry the franchise. No more excuses because you've just said that you don't need help from another superstar.

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September 21, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If the Bulls have a lick of sense they will trade Rose the moment he appears healthy. A totally "me-first" human being who will almost certainly get hurt again.

Damn right. This guy has done way too much yapping lately for someone who doesn't done anything but get hurt for two years.

September 21, 2013  12:36 PM ET

Rose is content with Boozer as his #2 option, so leave him be the candid star that he is.
Amazing how he can cheat on a SAT but won't recruit for a better #2 option....

September 21, 2013  12:36 PM ET

Gonna be hella laughable when Deng leaves!

September 21, 2013  12:49 PM ET

"Derrick Rose: I won't recruit LeBron James to Bulls"...

Good. Why would LeBron leave a good thing to join a guy that will sit out seasons at a time when he's playing alongside DWade who will play hurt and play well.

It appears DRose's injury may have spread to his brain...

September 21, 2013  12:54 PM ET
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Agree.....After his selfishness in the post season , where he basically said f u to his teammates by not even TRYING to give them a few minutes.....this isn't surprisingRose seems to care only about hi.self and his best interests , not the team or his teammates This will come back to bite him as his career continues

Right on hands on correct bro.
People actually think the bulls are a more threat to Miami than the pacers need to put down the candle sniffing, drop that crack pipe and quit selling dreams to themselves. He's not one of those do whatever it takes stars.
Willis Reed limped and lead his team to victory, Isiah Thomas also, Magic played 3 positions when Kareem went down, Jordan played through the flu, Wade had a freaking shoulder injury and played heck he played on bad knees in back to back years and even at 80% was effective, Pierce hobbled and hit three's, Bron was cramped up and hit three's.
Rose's teamates Noah,Deng, Hinrich all at least tried to play hurt, Rose didn't hit a lick on that court.
I don't respect this guy any longer, he won't be the best point guard in the league, not with that attitude.
Kyrie,Lillard,Wall will all surpass him, as Westbrook and Rondo already have!

September 21, 2013  12:54 PM ET
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"Derrick Rose: I won't recruit LeBron James to Bulls"... Good. Why would LeBron leave a good thing to join a guy that will sit out seasons at a time when he's playing alongside DWade who will play hurt and play well. It appears DRose's injury may have spread to his brain...

+1000

September 21, 2013  02:18 PM ET

Maybe LeBron doesn't wanna play with people with no heart? Just saying.

September 21, 2013  02:31 PM ET

So let me get this straight, Rose is selfish because he doesn't want to call and try to convince other stars to come play with him? When LBJ joined the Heat, wasn't everyone bashing him, Wade and Bosh for "colluding" and coming together all on the same team? Didn't everyone say that was the easy way out and not how the old greats like MJ, Magic and Bird would have done it? Hypocrisy.

Also, Rose played hurt many times during the 2011-12 season. That likely contributed to him tearing his ACL when he did. So the notion that he doesn't play hurt is just false.

September 21, 2013  02:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Maybe LeBron doesn't wanna play with people with no heart? Just saying.

+5

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September 21, 2013  02:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

So let me get this straight, Rose is selfish because he doesn't want to call and try to convince other stars to come play with him? When LBJ joined the Heat, wasn't everyone bashing him, Wade and Bosh for "colluding" and coming together all on the same team? Didn't everyone say that was the easy way out and not how the old greats like MJ, Magic and Bird would have done it? Hypocrisy.Also, Rose played hurt many times during the 2011-12 season. That likely contributed to him tearing his ACL when he did. So the notion that he doesn't play hurt is just false.

Nobody says he doesn't play hurt, but he didn't play this past season!
Deng,Noah,Hinrich all played hurt and he didn't and it made Rose look soft.

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