Derrick Rose took a low-key approach to recruiting LeBron James this past summer.

James, who eventually signed with the Heat as a free agent, was being courted by the Bulls, among other teams.

In a Sports Illustrated article, Rose revealed that he sent James a text message saying: "I'm just hitting you up to kill all the rumors that I don't want to play with you. I'd like to play with you. I just want to win."

Chicago went on to sign a number of other free agents and they currently trail Miami by just a game for the second seed in the Eastern Conference.