NBA tells Derrick Rose to stop wearing Kinesio tape on neck

Nov 2, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bulls 107-104. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It just seems as if Derrick Rose can do no right in the last few days.

In addition to admitting that his sub-par play was hurting his Chicago Bulls, now the NBA has informed the former MVP that he can no longer wear tape on the back of his neck.

Rose, who has been dealing with a neck injury for over a week now recently began wearing Kinseio tape which is believed to reduce pain and inflammation, relax muscles, enhance performance, improve range of motion and help with overall wellness.

It’s also a bit of an eye sore and not approved by the NBA as an official piece of wardrobe (*eye roll*) to be used on the court. Thus, the request from the NBA to Rose:

DRose said NBA told him he has to stop wearing tape on his neck.

The NBA is pretty strict about what can and can’t be used on the court – even as going as far to tell players they can’t have particular hairstyles if it doesn’t conform to league partnerships and rules.

They’re not on the NFL level yet, but it’s getting there.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose

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