A tale of what might have been

If the 2008 lottery went by the numbers, Derrick Rose would be playing for Miami

Updated: May 21, 2011, 3:04 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose should be wearing a Miami Heat uni. He knows it. Pat Riley knows it. Most of all, the Chicago Bulls know it.

Rose's Bulls jersey number ought to be changed from 1 to 1.7. That's because the Bulls had a 98.3 percent chance of NOT getting the first pick in the 2008 NBA draft lottery. Or in guy terms, you have a better chance of a Hooters server asking for your phone number than the Bulls did of getting that top pick.

But then came The Miracle ...

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