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Controversial offseason doesn't define Rose

Originally Published: June 12, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It's been a long, hot summer for Derrick Rose, and the Bud Billiken Parade is still two months away.

Since being taken No. 1 in the draft last June by his hometown Chicago Bulls, Rose has gone from one-year college phenom to the face of his childhood team.

He was, for all intents and purposes, living the dream of every kid from Englewood to Highland Park who wore No. 23 in every sport and bounced basketballs against bedroom walls. So why has his public ...

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