"I was surprised he was even there," Rose said Thursday on "The Scott Van Pelt Show" on ESPN 1000. "I was coming out of the shower, and he was in [the locker room] congratulating us and saying good luck to us. For him to do that means a lot because to me that's the best player in the world. To almost everybody he's a legend in the NBA, and he played for this organization. You hear about him every day so it meant a lot coming from him."
Jordan is the Bobcats' majority owner.
The Bulls begin their first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.