After news broke out that New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose was nowhere to be found and would not play in his team’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, many came up with their own conclusions on why he went missing.
Despite updates surfacing that he is attending to a family situation, it did not stop fans from making their thoughts known about the former MVP’s situation. Some wanted to have a few laughs about it on Twitter:
derrick rose been missing for 5 years TBH
— DT3 (@dabigjoker) January 10, 2017
Very sad to hear that Derrick Rose is missing. Great guy who respects women just like I do! Praying for him and his homies tonight!
— Donald J. Trump (@BoobieTheGoat) January 10, 2017
LeBron James said Cleveland needs a PG. Now Derrick Rose ends up missing.. Hmmm… ????
— Gento (@YMDgento) January 10, 2017
Currently in New York sports…
-Jets locker room in shambles
-Odell Beckham Jr. punching walls
-Derrick Rose LITERALLY goes missing
— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) January 10, 2017
For some fans though, the situation was seen as serious and not one to be turned into a joke.
Derrick Rose is missing and no ones heard from him.. y'all pray, not only cause he's an NBA athlete but cause he has a son to go home to..
— CAR (@CarsonBrown56) January 10, 2017
Praying that Derrick Rose is okay… Hope he's missing because of some dumb reason and its not more serious
— Mike Korzemba (@mikekorz) January 10, 2017
derrick rose is someone's son, brother, father. and he's missing. that's not something to be made into a joke.
— jas (@jkillafam) January 10, 2017
Once thought to be the league’s biggest superstar for years to come after his MVP season in 2011, Rose has not been able to continue playing at the highest level as he has suffered multiple injuries the past few years. When he was traded to the Knicks last summer, it gave him a chance to prove to his doubters that he could still be an effective player and help bring back lost glory to the storied franchise.
With more updates expected to emerge about his situation soon, New York faithful are hoping it’s nothing serious and that he can re-join the Knicks in time for their next game on Wednesday as they go on the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers.