Derrick Rose sent the NBA into meltdown on Tuesday after failing to show up for the Knicks’ fixture against the Pelicans.
Team chiefs stated they had no idea where he was when quizzed following the team’s loss at Madison Square Garden, but the big man has since shown up.
Rose faced the media to state his absence was a “really personal” matter that required him going back to Chicago to be with his mother.
“It was a family issue. It had nothing to do with the team or basketball. That’s the first time I ever felt like that emotionally and I had to be with my family,” Rose said.
Rose has been fined by the team but the franchise has not suspended him.
He is expected to take the court on Wednesday in Philadelphia.