The biggest news in the summer of 2010 was where LeBron James would take his talents to, and will he leave his hometown of the Cleveland Cavaliers? A lot of teams around the league expressed their desire to sign King James, giving their own respective pitches, and a lot of players also did their part in attempting to recruit James to their team. One of those players was the young Chicago Bulls superstar, Derrick Rose. Although the Chicago Bulls as an organization tried their best to recruit LeBron to the Windy City, it seems that the pitch from the young point guard was the best persuasion they had to give to James, as the Bulls were one of the teams he had interest in.

Back in 2010, LeBron James was rumored to be most interested in taking his talents to the either the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls or to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending his first 7 seasons there. But he eventually settled on South Beach.

D-Rose wanted more superstar help in Chicago

It’s no secret that to win an NBA championship in today’s modern era of basketball; you need a little bit of superstar help, a one-person show won’t get the job done. After Derrick Rose’s first two seasons in the league, and after falling in the first round of the NBA playoffs in both seasons, Rose knew it was time to for the team to upgrade their roster.

In the summer of 2010, Derrick Rose recalls a time he made a video in an attempt to recruit all-star free agents LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Rose disputed the notion that he refused to recruit players when he was a member of the Chicago Bulls, saying:

“People always said I didn’t recruit. I tried to recruit…. I put out a video for them – [Dwyane Wade], Chris Bosh and LeBron.

{The organization] sent it, but I don’t know if they really looked at it or played the video. But I made the video.”

Derrick Rose was obviously inclined to have more superstar help going into the 2010-11 season with his recruitment, but despite it not going his way, the season went well for him. D-Rose took home the 2011 MVP award and brought his team all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals, but unfortunately fell to none other than the Miami Heat, led by LeBron, Wade, and Bosh.

It almost happened

Dwyane Wade has spoken up and admitted this year that back in 2010, the teaming up of LeBron James, himself and Derrick Rose in Chicago almost happened. Dwyane said that “his eyes” and Bron’s eyes were both heading towards the Bulls, which could’ve had a lot to do with the pitch from young superstar Derrick Rose. The decision Chris Bosh made to join the Miami Heat could’ve been the reason for the change of plans, but a big three in Chicago with the 2006 Finals MVP, 2011 MVP, and four-time MVP was almost certainly a reality.