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Derrick Rose enjoys Obama bond

Updated: December 21, 2010, 4:30 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose didn't hear President Obama's verbal jab at Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant last week, but he wasn't surprised. When told that Obama, a longtime Bulls fan, told Bryant that Rose may have his number, Rose just smiled.

"Chicago people stick up for Chicago people," Rose told ESPNChicago.com Tuesday morning. The President initially invited Rose and the Bulls to the White House shortly after moving in to his new home ...

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