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With Ben Gordon gone, Derrick Rose needs to become the clutch option

Originally Published: September 25, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Whenever something is going wrong in your life, it's always comforting to think that a billion people in China could care less.

Derrick Rose, who has hardly left Chicago in his young life, got a firsthand taste of that notion in late August.

After a summer in which he was accused of not taking his own SAT and embarrassed by a college picture on the Internet, Rose got a chance to visit China as part of an Adidas promotional tour. Needless to say, no ...

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