By Will Yoder
February 15, 2012

Sitting out with a lower back injury the past three games, Chicago Bulls star player Derrick Rose has been impressed watching Jeremy Lin’s rise to stardom, according to NBC Sports.

"Jeremy, he’s playing, man," Rose said. "He’s playing well and with a lot of confidence. Like I always say, that’s all you need in this league is confidence. He definitely has that. His teammates believe in him and I like him as a player.”

Rose is not the only one to expresses his awe of the outstanding play of Jeremy Lin. Scoring a total of 137 points in first five NBA starts, Lin has accomplished something neither Rose or any other player has done since the NBA-ABA 1976-77 merger, passing Shaquille O'Neal (129).

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