Derrick Rose reportedly refused to be part of the Bulls’ pitch to LeBron James in 2010

Oct 20, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks to pass around pressuring Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) at Value City Arena. Cleveland won the game 107-98. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat built the second big-three in the modern history of the NBA after conviscing Lebron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwayne Wade in the 2010 off-season.

According to an ESPN’s report, which look back on the King’s decision, the Chicago Bulls were in play to sign both Bosh and James during that time.

The superstar of this Chicago Bulls team, Derrick Rose, was not part of the Bulls’ pitch during the 2010 off-season something that may played its role for LeBron’s decision, per ESPN.

(Via ESPN)

“Rose…wasn’t deeply involved in the recruiting process…Joakim Noah, ended up as the primary player voice. Although Noah has a magnetic personality and developed into a star recruiter in his days at the University of Florida, he was not the franchise player. He also had an acrimonious relationship with James. Underscoring that, Noah called James that week, and James never called him back…Rose declined to be part of the pitch to James, instead recording a video.”

LeBron decided to play in Miami with the Chicago Bulls being their main antagonist in the East for his first two seasons in South Florida.

Miami created a short-lived dynasty through the next four years ending up with two championships and overall four consecutive Final’s appearances.