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Derrick Rose reveals pitch to LeBron

Updated: March 3, 2011, 4:42 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Amid all the hoopla surrounding teams' recruiting pitches to the most heralded free agent class in NBA history this summer, the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose took a low-key approach in his wooing of LeBron James.

Rose sent James a text. First reported in an article in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, Rose confirmed Wednesday that he remembers the text reading: "I'm just hitting you up to kill all the rumors that I don't want to play with you. I'd like to play with you. I just want ...

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