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Kobe takes note of blooming Rose

Bulls' star joins cast of emerging challengers to L.A.'s throne

Updated: December 13, 2010, 3:50 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It's not very often young players earn the praise of Kobe Bryant, which is why many in the pro basketball community seemed to notice last month when Bryant sought out Derrick Rose for a hug and some kind words after the Bulls' 98-91 loss in Los Angeles.

"I can tell when a player truly wants to be better and does what it takes to improve," Bryant said Thursday, one night before the rematch in Chicago. "It was a quality I had when I was growing up. … I admire that about ...

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