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President Obama Promises Derrick Rose He'll Come To Finals Game -- If Bulls Make It

Last night, President Barack Obama was in Chicago for a political fundraiser; one of those in attendance was Bulls guard Derrick Rose, on the eve of beginning what could be an historic playoff run.

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Rose got a promise from the president that he'll do his best to make happen:

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"He said if we make it to the Finals, he's going to be there pulling for us," the Chicago Bulls star said after Friday's practice. "I'm going to make sure to hold him to his words."
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Rose also made some joking comments about the president's well-known basketball skills:

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Rose made a light-hearted remark about wishing Obama could be free because the Bulls need a starting shooting guard. Keith Bogans started all 82 games at that position.

"I think Keith didn't know I said that so that's a good thing," Rose said, smiling.
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The president has played many pickup basketball games during his free time. Here's hoping he'll have to take some time off to see the Bulls in the NBA Finals. They'll begin their playoff season Saturday at 12 noon at the United Center.