The surprising disappearance of Derrick Rose during Monday’s game between the New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans triggered a lot of players and fans to voice their thoughts on what happened. Opinions have varied with some supporting him as they believe family should come first, while others feel that he should receive a heavier penalty than the fine he got from the team.
“I never experienced that. It was a scary situation to be in. I don’t even like thinking about that coming into a game, not knowing where somebody’s at, their whereabouts, if they’re OK. That’s the first thing that comes to mind. I just wanted to make sure he’s OK.”
Anthony also praised Rose for manning up to his actions and apologizing to the whole team.
“You got to respect that. Somebody addressing the team the way he did. (You) respect that family comes first. I don’t know the details. I won’t even speak to that. I thought he did his job coming in front of the players and team and addressing the team about the situation and bringing people up to speed.”
With his team getting a lot of attention lately, Anthony wishes everything will go back to normal the soonest as Rose has already returned and even played in their game on Wednesday.
“It’s time for everybody to exhale and relax. It’s been tense around here the last few days. You can’t play basketball like that. … When it rains, it pours. We have to stop that raining right now.”
Knicks fans are hoping this will be the last controversy their team will get involved in this season and that they can go back to focusing on winning games.