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Derrick Rose writes in autobiography he was upset Bulls didn’t shoot down reports he wasn’t interested in recruiting LeBron James

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In his autobiography which comes out in September, Derrick Rose writes he was upset the Chicago Bulls didn’t shoot down reports he wasn’t interested in recruiting LeBron James to Chicago in the summer of 2010.

Rose taped a video where he told James to come to Chicago. LeBron and Dwyane Wade strongly considered signing with the Bulls that summer, but the two stars ended up creating “The Big 3” in South Beach with the Miami Heat with Chris Bosh.

Rose, who won the MVP award during the 2010-11 season, believes the Bulls would have won at least one title if James had signed with Chicago instead of the Heat.

Via Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune:

Rose recalls taping a recruiting video for the Bulls’ failed campaign to land LeBron James in 2010, and he was upset the Bulls didn’t shoot down reports that he wasn’t interested in helping the bid.

While Rose writes he’s not big on “What if?” scenarios — and this probably isn’t going out on a limb — he believes the Bulls would have won at least one title if James had signed with them instead of the Heat.

Rose led the Bulls to the best record in the NBA during the 2010-11 season. Chicago, though, lost to James and the  Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals in five games.

LeBron, Wade and Rose played together with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a short time last season. James is now with the Los Angeles Lakers, Rose is with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Wade is retired.