NBA to allow Bulls' Rose to wear tape

NBA to allow Bulls' Rose to wear tape
November 6, 2013, 4:00 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS -- After a rule in his name regarding maximum-salary contracts, another about the media availability of injured players, it appears Bulls superstar Derrick Rose has inspired another change in NBA policy.

A league spokesman initially said Wednesday that NBA players could not wear Kinesio-Tape in games, something Rose told the assembled media at the Bulls' morning shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

But apparently the league has had a change of heart.

"After a discussion today with [former NBA player] 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," the league spokesman said Wednesday afternoon, prior to the Bulls' evening matchup against the Pacers.

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Rose had worn the tape on the back of his neck in the Bulls' past two games to help stabilize his neck after experiencing soreness in it following the team's regular-season opening loss in Miami.