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Can somebody find Derrick Rose?
Last night (Jan 9), the New York Knicks faced possibly one of the worst embarassments in the past decade as they took the court without their starting point guard Derrick Rose.
The problem was no one knew where he was, and why he wasn’t there. Not team officials, not coaches, not players, not anybody.
After the game the manhunt began for the point guard with Joakim Noah simply saying he was “ok.” According to ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne he had a family issue and allegedly returned back to Chicago.
According to sources Rose told the team he had a family situation.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 10, 2017
As of earlier this morning (Jan 10), it looks like he has returned to New York, and has been practicing with the New York Knicks.
For what it’s worth, Derrick Rose was in Knicks gear at the practice facility. Seemed like he was going to take the court. https://t.co/pOxUuOwvZq— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 10, 2017
Just saw Derrick Rose at the Knicks facility with Knicks GM Steve Mills. Seemed like he was in good spirits.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 10, 2017
Practice pic.twitter.com/IAtoGBc2jR— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 10, 2017
Last night, fans began the search for Rose with a few memes on social media which can be seen below.
Update on the Derrick Rose situation in New York… pic.twitter.com/WYU7urtgbx— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) January 10, 2017
— (@RosesChrists) January 10, 2017
If anyone finds Derrick Rose, let us know! pic.twitter.com/Rkf6NjboAp— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) January 10, 2017
Below is his official press conference.
Derrick Rose: “I had to be with my family.” pic.twitter.com/Jj5iBi46qQ— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) January 10, 2017