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Derrick Rose is Chicago. He was born there, learned how to play ball there, became the top college prospect there and is now leading the Bulls to one of their finest seasons in the post-Michael Jordan era. Now the frontrunner for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award (he would become the league's youngest winner in history), here's a look at Rose roughly five years ago when he was still a high schooler at Simeon Career Academy and AAU star with future Clipper Eric Gordon.

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