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Derrick Rose's Lawyer 'Media Was Biased Against the Black Men' ... Props to the Jury

10/19/2016 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Derrick Rose's lawyer says the media had a racist agenda against 3 black defendants in the civil rape case -- but says the mostly white jury was able to see the truth. 

The NBA star was all smiles on his way out of court -- and while he barely talked, his attorney, Mark Baute, played the role of mouthpiece and unloaded on reporters. 

"The media reporting was biased against the black men," Haute said ... "blatantly obvious."

"We're just very relieved that the system worked. We had  a jury of 7 white people and 1 hispanic who exonerated 3 black men. It was fantastic."

But get this ... before they left the courthouse, Rose and his team posed for pictures WITH JURORS!!!

1019-derrick-rose-attorney-jurors-01In fact, the two male jurors in the photo (taken by Deadspin's Diana Moskovitz) told the media they were not Rose fans before the trial ... but judging by the pic, they are now.

One last thing ... the judge actually CRACKED A JOKE with Rose before he left the courtroom -- telling the NBA star, "Best wishes ... except when the Knicks play the Lakers."

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