Derrick Rose was notified by the NBA to stop wearing tape on his neck on Wednesday, but the NBA has since changed their policy after conferring with union rep Jerry Stackhouse.

The kinesio 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.

"As long as the league allows me to," Rose said on Saturday when asked how long he would keep wearing it. "If I have a breakthrough game I might wear it the whole year."