Derrick Rose has been told by the NBA to stop wearing tape on his neck.

The tape helps Rose keep his neck stable.

"Keeping my neck stable," he said. "When you have a crick in your neck it's kind of hard to turn side to side so it's kind of keeping my neck in line and making sure my vertebraes are safe."

Rose was bracing for the possibility of the NBA forbidding him from wearing the tape.