Rose tries to sway Bulls into drafting him ahead of ... Beasley?

Updated: June 20, 2008, 1:54 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Derrick Rose desperately wants to be the face of his hometown Chicago Bulls. He's not hiding his feelings one bit.

If the Bulls don't draft him with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft next Thursday, he said he'll be crushed.

Rarely has a potential No. 1 pick politicked as much as the one-season Memphis freshman point guard, who played at Chicago's Simeon Career Academy. The last hometown star to be drafted No. 1 was Akron's LeBron James, to Cleveland in 2003. ...

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