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Rose an on- and off-court success

Updated: May 11, 2009, 9:05 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Late a couple of Saturday nights ago, long after the Boston Celtics had at last eliminated the Chicago Bulls in Game 7 of their first-round series, I walked into the Bulls locker room at the TD Banknorth Garden to find the following:

A pair of French-speaking sportswriters interviewing Joakim Noah ... a handful of writers forming a semicircle around instant free-agent Ben Gordon ... and Derrick Rose, the NBA Rookie of the Year and former 2008 No. 1 draft pick, standing by himself as he straightened ...

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