Rose would love to play with LeBron

Updated: December 4, 2009, 11:25 AM ET
By Nick Friedell |

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose admitted on Thursday that he has fantasized about playing alongside Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and other superstars who will make up the free agent class of 2010.

Rose even made a playful recruiting pitch.

"Any one of them superstars needs to come here," Rose said. "I wouldn't mind playing with anybody, especially a guy like [James]. He can't do nothing but make the team better."

The Bulls travel to play the Cavs on Friday, and Rose admitted that he still gets starstruck watching James.

"He's just amazing on the court, especially on the fast break," Rose said. "It's some highlight reel or something like that.

"But he's a great player, you can't lie. He leads his team. He's playing well right now and it's tough guarding him."

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