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Despite reluctance, Rose is superstar

Derrick Rose played like the superstar he is in leading the Bulls past Kobe's Lakers

Updated: December 11, 2010, 1:06 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Before Friday night's game, before he led the Bulls to their first win over the Los Angeles Lakers in four years, before he drove grown men to dance in their seats like giddy teenagers, before he wowed a national crowd with 29 and 9, Derrick Rose told reporters with a straight face that he's not a star.

"He did?" Joakim Noah said. "When he plays on the court, you really believe he thinks that?"

No, of course not.

"Exactly," Noah said. "He might ...

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