No. 1 in Chicago, No. 1 in China?

Derrick Rose has all the makings of a superstar in NBA's biggest market

Updated: July 21, 2011, 10:48 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Lawrence Norman believes Derrick Rose will one day be the No. 1 basketball icon in all of China. Bigger than national hero Yao Ming, Asia's first NBA superstar; bigger than Nike client Kobe Bryant, who sells more jerseys in China than Yao.

"If you're from Shanghai, you may not grow up to be 7-6," said the vice president of global basketball for adidas. "But [Rose's] aggressive playing style and the position he plays and the fact that he's 6-3, all players, whether they live in Chicago ...

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