NBA OKs Neck Tape For Derrick Rose

Derrick RoseAfter telling Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose that he can’t wear Kinesio tape on his sore neck, the NBA reversed course later Wednesday and will allow its use on an “experimental basis.”

“After a discussion today with Jerry Stackhouse, representing the union, we have decided to allow Kinesio tape on an experimental basis so that we can take a fresh look at the possible benefits it might bring to our players,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said in a statement on Wednesday.

Rose injured his neck during the team’s regular-season opener against the Miami Heat on Oct. 29, and has been dealing with neck soreness since. He has been wearing the tape, which is visible on both sides of his neck, since Thursday’s game against the New York Knicks to keep his neck loose.

Source: Nick Friedell,