After a reported blow-up fight with coach Jeff Hornacek after a benching in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, Derrick Rose put it all behind him and moved on to Chicago. The thing is, the Knicks were playing the Pelicans next — not the Bulls. Enter Monday night’s episode of “Where In The World Is Derrick Rose?”
Rose wasn’t with his team and his team was all too happy letting the media know they had no clue where the hell their $22 million employee was. For a moment there, the lack of information combined with the sheer bizarreness of the whole situation made it feel like Rose might’ve been in some danger. How often does a marquee athlete just disappear? But as it turned out, word came in that Rose was ok, having apparently told teammates he was “home” in Chicago for “a family issue” — humanity’s preferred excuse for randomly missing work.
On one hand, sure, there is a possibility that Rose is currently dealing with a legitimate family emergency right now. One the other hand, he didn’t bother to call a team official (or a teammate) to notify anyone of his absence — he simply didn’t show up to an event that he was being paid $260,000 to show up to (that’s how much he makes per game, by the way) — which gives his story a distinct bullshit smell.
Let’s face it: either D-Rose got into a fight with his boss and played hookie, or D-Rose got into a fight with his boss, played hookie and happened to have a family emergency at the exact same time, because the “I was too distraught to let the team know I had to rush home after Nana fell down” spiel ain’t cutting it, Derrick.
Now that we know he’s ok, let’s recap some of Twitter’s best reactions to the news that the Knicks’ guard was missing…
Update on the Derrick Rose situation in New York… pic.twitter.com/WYU7urtgbx
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) January 10, 2017
OBJ "There's no way the NY media lets this boat situation go anytime soon, is there?"
Derrick Rose: "Hold my beer"
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 10, 2017
REPORT: Derrick Rose spotted at Flingers yesterday afternoon! pic.twitter.com/ZAbwiL9xzU
— The Evster (@Evsterrr) January 10, 2017
Haven't seen people this desperate for a Rose since Corinne took her top off during the wedding photoshoot in ONLY THE 2ND EPISODE WTF!?!?!? pic.twitter.com/CeaIEJ9NSC
— Jake O'Donnell (@_JakeODonnell) January 10, 2017
Derrick Rose to Derrick Rose: "Call the Knicks let them know you got a fam emergency"
Rose to Rose: "Fuck that just disappear bruh" pic.twitter.com/LAgKPIEQ7u
— (17-21) (11-5) (@New_Tape_City) January 10, 2017
Derrick Rose just sent Jeff Hornacek an "I'm 5 minutes away" text
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) January 10, 2017
Odell Beckham Jr found Derrick Rose pic.twitter.com/8ZvSH2T2j9
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) January 10, 2017
"Aight see you at the game Derrick"
Derrick Rose: pic.twitter.com/X6PljYfp05
— getyarapsnacks. (@Cindtrillella) January 10, 2017
If anyone finds Derrick Rose, let us know! pic.twitter.com/Rkf6NjboAp
— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) January 10, 2017
Derrick Rose at home in Chicago like " I ain't playing for the Knicks No Mo " pic.twitter.com/RH1WHLdy6B
— ko (@krispbenwa) January 10, 2017
Where is Derrick Rose? Seems like nobody seems to know after not showing up to his own teams game… pic.twitter.com/yXpTka6lHd
— Troydan (@TroydanGaming) January 10, 2017
— Kev (@Kev_B1988) January 10, 2017
Derrick Rose this morning pic.twitter.com/E76Aa7Uojy
— Jake Whitacre (@jakewhitacre) January 10, 2017